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School of English


English is the most widely spoken language in the world. It is the language of international business, mass communication and politics.

Our degree courses are gateways to many careers. By developing our students’ understanding of the ways that English works - in the professions, in literature, in academia - and how it has developed as a communication tool for millions of people worldwide, they prepare themselves for employment in a vast range of areas, such as business and finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

Studying our courses:

  • deepens students’ appreciation of the complexity and creativity of the English language
  • allows students to examine the nature of human talk and communication
  • teaches students how to think critically and communicate effectively

Our graduates are highly successful in going onto further study and careers at prestigious institutions where advanced communication skills, analytical abilities and cultural awareness are highly sought after.

Our undergraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of modern business.

We offer both taught and research postgraduate programmes to suit your career pathway.  

Explore the unique opportunities studying English in China our School offers.