Why study with us?

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Why study…

...in our department?

  • You’ll learn from enthusiastic lecturers.
  • You’ll be prepared for work, gaining skills that are valued by employers throughout our curriculum.
  • You’ll experience the cutting edge of your discipline with world-renowned authors and experts.
  • We conduct world-leading research in English Language and Literature, and Communication, Cultural and Media Studies (Research Excellence Framework 2015).

...on a Film or Media course?

  • Our Communication and Media courses (including Film Studies) ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2016).
  • In The Guardian University Guide 2017, our Media & Film Studies courses ranked joint 5th in the UK for ‘Spend per student’.
  • You’ll gain real working experience on our practice-based modules taught by professional practitioners and valuable industry insight from our links with creative partners.
  • You can choose to study abroad in America, Denmark, France and Italy.

...on an English, Writing or Publishing course?

  • In The Guardian University Guide 2017, our English & Creative Writing courses ranked joint 6th in the UK for ‘Spend per student’.
  • 9/10 of our BA (Hons) English Literature students are in work or further study 6 months after finishing the course (HEFCE'S DLHE survey 2015).
  • We’ve taught English Literature at degree level for over 40 years and, over that period, have been considered one of the best departments in the country.
  • We have connections with over 50 major publishers. As one of our Publishing students you’ll be guaranteed an industry internship, while our other courses will give you the option of taking Publishing modules.
  • You can get feedback and support for your writing projects from our Royal Literary Fund Fellowship Scheme mentors.

...on an English Language or Intercultural Communication course?

  • You’ll join an academic community that hosts over 500 EFL students from over 40 countries every year, and has over 50 years’ experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language courses.
  • If you take our BA (Hons) English Language and English Language Teaching degree you can graduate with the CELTA qualification as well (subject to adequate academic progression).
  • Cambridge has an abundance of language schools, giving you many opportunities to gain practical experience in language teaching.

In the National Student Survey 2016:

100% of our BA (Hons) Media Studies students were fully satisfied with their course.
100% of our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Film Studies students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) English Literature students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Film Studies and Media Studies students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) English Language Studies students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) English Language and English Language Teaching students were fully satisfied with their course.
100% of our BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics students said their lecturers made the subject interesting and were enthusiastic about the subject.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Writing and Film Studies students said their lecturers were enthusiastic about the subject.