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City boasts an internationally renowned and research-driven environment for the study and practice of the English Language.

40 years ago we began our first Journalism course and from this our language and communication expertise has grown into specialisms within English as a whole. The Department of English, encompasses our undergraduate English programme as well as more specialist disciplines such as Creative Writing, Literature and Publishing which enables us to offer exceptional Master’s and PhD courses across English. We're proud of the community within our department, across students, academics and supporting staff.

Courses and study


Undergraduate English at City covers a wide range of literature and creative outlets for your literary skills. With modules from Journalism, Media and the creative industries you can really make your studies unique.

City’s MA English aims to produce graduates who are versatile researchers, effective communicators and active, reflective learners with a range of subject-specific, transferable and employability skills enabling you to combine literary scholarship with creative and/ or professional writing.

Creative Writing:

The MA Creative Writing offers you the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills in a specific genre of your choice, in Fiction, Non-fiction or Genre Fiction. You will gain an understanding of how to read as a writer, with an informed awareness of the choices faced and the decisions taken by the writer of a text, and this understanding will inform and enrich your own writing practice. You will also acquire an understanding of the business of writing, the different forms and requirements of print and electronic publication, and the role of editors, agents and publishers in the publication process.

Read about recent student success


We run a renowned suite of publishing courses that have a history of getting students into the publishing and related industries. With bursaries and scholarships exclusive to City, University of London we have strong links with industry.

Find out about work placements on our Publishing course.

See a typical week of a student.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary by course and can be found on the individual course webpages that you can access from below. The University also accepts a range of international qualifications.

International students are recommended to visit our dedicated international section to read more about visa and immigration, living in London and country-specific information.


Academic units related to English