City is a UK top 20 university (Guardian University Guide 2017) and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). 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. You will be able to focus on your own practice as well as studying and analysising the work of others. Our staff our passionate about their area of expertise and the course draws on our strengths across the arts such as journalism, media, publishing and the creative industries. City's BA(Hons) English is a unique, world-class degree that enables you to focus on three core strands: literature, professional writing, and creative writing. As well as studying historical and contemporary literature in its many forms, you will explore how the knowledge and skills you gain can be applied to texts of all kinds, including your own creative writing (fiction and non-fiction). During your studies, you will experience literary forms as alive and evolving – especially in the digital environment. This programme builds on our significant international reputation in creative writing, journalism and publishing. In a stimulating, supportive department, our expert staff will equip you with an informed and critical understanding of the many forms of literary and professional English, which you may go on to apply in a wide range of creative and professional contexts. This course will encourage you to: 1. Read widely, including literature related to and written about London. 2. Analyse and produce narratives in various forms, including in different media. 3.Experience different forms of creative writing in performance. 4. Explore interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are vital to success in the global cultural economy.