English

Study English at Greenwich on a World Heritage Site with a rich cultural history. Take inspiration from London’s theatres, galleries, bookshops and literary events as part of your degree.

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Our courses

We offer degrees in English literature, English language, creative writing, and English language teaching. You’ll explore everything from fiction and poetry to playwriting and linguistics – opening doors to careers in writing for stage or screen, publishing, marketing, or language teaching.

Applied Linguistics, MA

Develop your understanding of the key concepts in applied linguistics. Build academic and professional skills for language-related careers, including TESOL.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Creative Writing and English Literature, BA Hons

Develop skills in literary analysis and use them to inform your own writing style with this degree in creative writing and English literature. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Creative Writing, BA Hons

Develop as a writer of poetry, fiction, drama and screenwriting with our BA in creative writing. Analyse the work of others to cultivate your writing style.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Creative Writing, MA

Study and produce creative works in every genre with our MA Creative Writing. Explore cultural contexts, research methods and London’s creative industries.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Drama and English Literature, BA Hons

Gain experience in the performing arts and study the literature that has inspired great theatre with our drama and English literature degree. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Drama; English

English Language and English Language Teaching (ELT), BA Hons

Explore how we acquire language and how we teach it with our BA English Language & English Language Teaching. Ideal for teaching English abroad. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Language and Literature, BA Hons

Learn to analyse language and develop new ways of reading and studying literary texts with our BA in English language and literature. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Literature with Creative Writing, BA Hons

Our English Literature degree with creative writing helps you use your skills in analysing texts to cultivate your own writing style. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Literature, BA Hons

Our BA English Literature degree allows you to specialise in the study of poetry, prose, film and theatre, alongside many other disciplines. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English: Literary London, MA

Study the literary imaginings of London from the time of Shakespeare to the present day with a Master’s in English focussing on Literary London. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

Research and partnerships

Join us as a research student

As well as providing a rich and fulfilling experience, research programmes at Greenwich are at the leading edge of progress in a range of industries.

Contact

fach_pgresearch@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

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Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867