The BA (Hons) English at City combines world-class literary scholarship with the opportunity to develop creative, professional and digital skills that will prepare you for exciting career and postgraduate study options. The course is designed for students who recognise that, as well as studying literature, the overarching skills and analytical practices that they master can be applied to texts of all kinds, including their own creative writing (fiction and non-fiction), sustained by an ethos that the literary form is contemporary and very much alive and evolving, especially so in the digital environment. The course encourages students to: read widely, including literature related to and written about London; analyse and produce narratives in various forms, including in different media; and experience different forms of creative writing in performance. This programme builds on our significant international reputation in creative writing, journalism and publishing. Core modules introduce and analyse literature in a range of forms, including in different media; and actively explore both creative writing and performance. Through varied learning and assessments, which include portfolios, showcases, projects and traditional essays, students engage with current debates in literary scholarship while also developing applied skills in the use of English in creative, professional and digital contexts. In a stimulating, supportive department, our expert staff will encourage you to read widely, including literature related to and written about London. We also analyse and produce narratives in various forms, including in different media. As a City English student you will experience different forms of creative writing in performance and you will explore interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are vital to success in the global cultural economy.