Why study an English and Media course?

Film Studies student

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 7th in the UK for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2018).
  • In The Guardian University Guide 2018, our Media & Film Studies courses ranked 4th in the UK for ‘Satisfied with Teaching’ and 9th for ‘Satisfied with course’.
  • 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’.
  • 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.
  • Your studies will be supported by a team of published writers, including Dr Tory Young (author of Studying English Literature, a text used on many other University courses as well as our own), Dr Una McCormack (Star Trek The Fall: The Crimson Shadow and Doctor Who: Royal Blood), Professor Eugene Giddens (Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History), and Dr Helen Marshall (Gifts for the One Who Comes After).
  • 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?

  • Our Linguistics courses ranked 8th in the UK for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2018).
  • 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.