Undergraduate Study in the Department of English Language and Linguistics

The Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research. At one of the top 30 English departments in the world (QS 2022), you will explore, research and study a wide range of literary specialisms, from Old English to digital cultures, and everything in-between. Our English Language courses draw on Birmingham’s internationally renowned strength in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, grammar and stylistics. You will be able to tailor the programme to suit your strengths and interests, and towards a wide range of careers.


One of the best things about studying English Language is the friendliness of the department and academic staff. It's a great community where you get to know the academics and your course mates from the very beginning, making your degree so much better.