Why study our subjects

Media Studies students

Why study…

…English, Writing or Publishing?

"Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you’ve never been. Once you’ve visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.”  Neil Gaiman

Do you want to change the world, or simply learn more about it? Do you want to understand your own beliefs or question the opinions of others? Do you want to analyse the structures of language and recognise their emotional effects? Critics and writers from FR Leavis to Neil Gaiman have celebrated the contribution of literature and its study to democratic society.

Our lecturers in English, Writing and Publishing are equally passionate about their subjects. Studying English, Writing or Publishing will allow you to interpret the narratives of history, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology, whilst developing the skills of independent research and constructing an argument - highly prized by many different employers.

…English Language and Intercultural Communication?

In our increasingly global world, contact between cultures is of vital economic and sociocultural importance. Developing your skills in intercultural communication can prepare you for a career in areas such as intercultural training (e.g. for Communicaid), intercultural mediation in educational and social contexts, work with non-governmental organisations (UNESCO, UNICEF), translating and interpreting, administration (in business, education or embassies), international property sales or human resources.

English is a bridge language for many cultures all over the world, and one of the most important universal languages in business. A proper understanding of it can help you forge and sustain successful relationships wherever you choose to work, and there are more opportunities than ever before to teach English to others.

…Film and Media?

Recent years have seen an acceleration of our consumption and interaction with the moving image and digital media. Mobile technologies, video-sharing sites, social media and the new industries around them have forever altered the way we interact with media and each other.

Our Film and Media courses at Anglia Ruskin will equip you with the necessary critical skills, creativity and historic awareness to navigate this new world. Many of our past students have gone on to careers in film, video or television production, media consultancy and journalism, while others have furthered their studies at postgraduate level.