The Department of English at our Manchester Campus is a large and vibrant community of around fifty internationally renowned writers and critics. The department is home to the Manchester Writing School, run under the creative direction of Professor Carol Ann Duffy DBE (UK Poet Laureate 2009-2019) and the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies.

Our Students and Courses

While giving our students a solid grounding in the traditional core of the subject, our BA degree courses adopt a modern and innovative approach to the study of English. As well as our main Single Honours English degree, we offer a Single Honours Creative Writing degree, and Joint Honours degrees in English and American Literature, English and Creative Writing, English and Film, English and Multimedia Journalism, Film and Media Studies, English with a Foundation Year, and various Combined Honours Degrees. All strands of our BA degree programmes offer the opportunity to study abroad for a term.

The Department is also home to two large and successful Masters programmes: an MFA/MA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Studies.

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Events, Activities and Opportunities

Beyond our degree programmes, the Department of English fosters a vibrant and creative academic community, hosting public reading events with guest authors, including the Manchester Children’s Book Festival. Research seminars and conferences provide dynamic forums for the debate of cutting-edge global concerns. Partnerships with many of Manchester’s major cultural and educational venues, and our own Manchester Creative Learning Network, offer placement and work experience opportunities to students through ambitious, outward-facing projects and activities. We also offer a range of short courses, residentials and summer schools.

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Student and Graduate Profiles

Find out more about studying in the Department of English in our Student and Graduate Profiles.

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