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Teaching and Learning in English, History and Writing

Our expert staff have a passion for their field – they’re published researchers who feed their findings straight back into your learning.

English, English language, linguistics and writing

English at UWE Bristol ranks consistently highly in the National Student Survey (NSS). That's down to our inspiring staff and the quality courses we offer.

Leading academics, published researchers and specialists will work with you to build a solid foundation in subjects including writing and editing fiction, spoken discourse analysis, rhetoric and sociolinguistics.

Leading academics, published researchers and specialists feed their knowledge and expertise back into your learning – building a solid foundation in subjects including writing and editing fiction, spoken discourse analysis, rhetoric and sociolinguistics.

From the renaissance right through to the twenty-first century, you’ll work with renowned academics and published researchers to explore the worlds of creative writing in a supportive, collaborative community. You’ll work on a wide variety of assessments, including book jacket design, compiling and editing anthologies, and writing book reviews. You’ll also be able to train in Adobe software – preparing for an exciting future in publishing, marketing, advertising or the media.

Staff spotlight - Dr Jeanette Sakel, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and researcher at Bristol Centre for Linguistics.

Jeanette Sakel, is the author of Routledge's Study Skills for Linguistics. In 2015 Jeanette was recognised for her work to make the study of language and grammar accessible to a wide range of audiences. Now, Routledge Language and Linguistics has named her Routledge Author of the Month for February 2016. Read more about Jeanette’s achievement.


Our History staff bring a world of expertise to the classroom – from medieval England to modern Europe, the history of America, and everything in between. Every one of them is an active researcher and their interest, knowledge and excitement is infectious. And their research will feed into every step of your course.

But it’s not just our inspirational staff that you’ll learn from. Government experts, journalists, film makers and writers are just some of the guest lecturers we welcome every year. From the very beginning of your course, you’ll use their insight to make the connection between the subjects you study and the world around you.

Staff spotlight - Kent Fedorowich, Associate Professor of History

Kent has recently worked with the BBC as history consultant and consulting editor, on a free, interactive Ebook – commemorating World War One and released ahead of Remembrance Sunday in 2015. Learn more about Kent’s collaboration.


Look through the lens into the world of British and American literature, as well as European and world traditions, through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

You'll learn from our nationally, and internationally-recognised academics in a supportive, collaborative community that’s passionate about the things that matter to you. Explore literature in workshops, group work and one-on-ones, and showcase your knowledge through anthology design, case studies, essays, festival programming, and presentations.

Staff spotlight: Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Associate Professor in English Literature

The story of Bristol through its many writers – Literary Bristol: Writers and the City is a recent publication edited by Marie. It’s the second in a series produced by Redcliffe Press and the Regional History Centre at UWE Bristol. Read more about Literary Bristol: Writers and the City.

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