Creative Writing ranked first in the Complete University Guide 2017

The University of Birmingham has been ranked number one in the UK for Creative Writing in The Complete University Guide 2017. This is the first year that Creative Writing has been ranked as a standalone discipline in this league table, making this a particularly significant achievement.

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Poet Simon Armitage signs books for English and Creative Writing students after delivering the Birmingham Visiting Writers Programme Lecture

The league table examined factors such as student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects and awarded Birmingham the maximum overall score of 100.

This result follows our top three ranking in the latest Times and Sunday Times league table.

Professor Jeff Bale, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education said: “Our latest league table performances reflect our investment in delivering high-quality and distinctive education by excellent academic staff supported by outstanding professional services.

"We are enhancing the student experience with new student-centred facilities, including a state-of-the-art library and sports centre."

"As well as our focus on research excellence, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience for our students in every aspect of their university life; from exemplary teaching and sector-leading careers support, to outstanding facilities and a vibrant social life."

"These rankings demonstrate our achievements in a highly competitive market and we will continue to build on these great successes to provide our students with an outstanding experience at Birmingham."

 [Photo: Poet Simon Armitage signs books for English and Creative Writing students after delivering the Birmingham Visiting Writers Programme Lecture]