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English at UWE covers a diverse range of literature and provides practical preparation for a rewarding career.

We currently offer the following English courses:

Courses cover a diverse range of literature from the Renaissance through to the twenty-first century, providing you with the opportunity to follow pathways in areas such as travel writing, children’s literature, and creative writing.

Teaching and research expertise

You will be taught by renowned academics and published researchers in a supportive and collaborative community. Find out more about our academic staff, their teaching expertise and research interests.

The quality of our courses and our inspiring staff mean that English at UWE Bristol ranks consistently highly in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of assessments, from the traditional essay and exam to book jacket design, compiling and editing anthologies and writing book reviews. You can also participate in Adobe software training, which will give you career-based skills for publishing, marketing, advertising and the media.

Full-time students study four modules per academic year and each includes an average of three contact hours per week. We use a variety of teaching methods: from formal lectures, seminars, online lectures and workshops, to one-to-one tutorials.

English community

English is based on the Frenchay Campus in the Department of Arts and Cultural Industries. Bristol's vibrant culture is an exceptional resource and there is an ongoing exchange between the University and the city.

The English Society hosts a range of events, including open mic nights. You can also submit poetry or articles for the English Society's Cellar Door magazine. You can further develop your writing skills through UWE Bristol student media such as the Western Eye and a host of blogs.

Student experience

English students have opportunities to undertake work experience at a number of events in Bristol and the South West including the Bristol Festival of Ideas and Bristol’s Food Connections Festival, working in collaboration with the BBC.

Students are supported throughout their studies by an Academic Personal Tutor providing academic advice and guidance. Student Support Advisers also offer further academic information and advice, and can help to co-ordinate support for your studies. We also provide academic study skills support.

Employable graduates

The English courses at UWE are extremely highly regarded by employers. Our graduates are mature and confident with excellent communication and analytical skills, ideally placed for an exciting career in cultural and creative industries.

Studying English at UWE will enhance your passion for literature and equip you with the necessary transferable skills in communication, presentation, creative expression, analysis and critique, vital for any role in the Cultural and Creative sectors.

Recent graduates have entered careers in marketing, publishing, editing, IT, law, broadcasting, and the tourism industry. Some have also gone onto further study.

Find out what our students have to say about their experiences of studying at UWE.

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