School of the Arts, English and Drama

Undergraduate study

“All the tutors are helpful, interested in the subjects they teach and always happy to stop and chat to you.” Louise Tompkins, 2014 graduate
"Before coming to University the idea of Loughborough was exciting, but in reality it’s so much better." Rachel King, English and Sports Science BA (Hons)
"In seminars, tutors actively challenge your ideas, forcing you to consider the text or concept from a different and totally new perspective." Richard Johnson, English BA (Hons)


A unique, exciting, and ambitious range of courses taught by internationally leading scholars, teachers, and researchers.

English at Loughborough explores culture and communication in context, developing in our students a critical approach to both literary histories and contemporary literatures and theories. Our courses are designed to have a strong central focus on English literature and language, yet enable students to explore more interdisciplinary, comparative aspects of the field, such as American literary and visual cultures, creative writing and film.

Why choose us

  • Academic excellence 

    Top 15 in the UK for English and Creative Writing 
    (Guardian University Guide 2018)

    Top 20 in the UK for English
    (Complete University Guide 2018 and Times Good University Guide 2018)

  • Impressive employability 

    99% of our 2016 graduates found work or study within 6 months
    (DLHE, full-time UK first-degree students available for work or study)

  • Great career prospects 

    4th in the UK for graduate prospects
    (The Times Good University Guide 2018)

    83% of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles
    (DLHE, 2016 graduates in full-time paid employment - UK/EU and Chanel Islands, full-time first-degree students)

  • A great place to study 

    92% overall student satisfaction
    (NSS, 2017)

  • Placement Year option 

    Open to all students with support from a dedicated Placement Officer

  • Research that matters 

    The majority of our staff research is judged to be world leading or internationally excellent 
    (REF 2014)