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English courses are available at both our Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, and University Centre Shrewsbury. In Chester, the Department of English is based in two beautiful Victorian buildings – The Old Vicarage and Rockmount. In Shrewsbury, English is based in the modern Guildhall building on the banks of the river. In both locations, students benefit from modern teaching facilities alongside social hubs and accommodation just a short walk from the centre of either Chester or Shrewsbury.


Beyond the classroom, our students run an English Society with a range of guests, outings and talks. There are ‘open mic’ evenings where anyone can perform or read – poetry, prose, the choice is yours. You can get involved with one of our publications such as our creative writing pamphlet Pandora’s Box, or our acclaimed Flash Fiction publication, or join us for our public lectures and events.

Course Title Campus Study Option Start Date
Creative Writing (Combined) BA (Hons)
English Language (Combined) BA (Hons)
English Language BA (Hons)
English Language and Literature BA (Hons)
English Literature (Combined) BA (Hons)
English Literature BA (Hons)
Journalism BA (Hons)
Journalism (Combined) BA (Hons)
Chinese and English Language
Creative Writing and Drama
Creative Writing and Drama and Theatre Studies
Creative Writing and English Literature
Creative Writing and History
Creative Writing and Journalism
Drama and English Literature
Drama and Theatre Studies and English Literature
Education Studies and English Literature
English Language and Creative Writing
English Language and Education Studies
English Language and History
English Language and Journalism
English Language and Sociology
English Literature and French
English Literature and History
English Literature and Psychology
English Literature and Sociology
English Literature and Theology and Religious Studies
Journalism and English Literature


See what students, graduates and staff from our English programmes have been doing. You can tag your photos with #MyChesterStory for the chance to be featured here, or upload them below. (Terms and Conditions apply)