English at the University of Central Lancashire enables you to choose from a single subject to a combination of subjects so your degree reflects your passion. Choose from Language, Linguistics, Literature and Creative Writing, with options that include history or a modern language.

Join us at the University of Central Lancashire to study your English degree programme where we will explore and analyse elements of literary text, writing and language. We also offer unique combinations with other subjects to ensure that the degree programme you study will be in matters that are of interest to you and supports your career aspirations.

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Why study with us

  • We offer a study abroad scheme so you can study for a semester/year abroad with overseas universities.

  • We have a number of visiting guest lecturers to give you valuable real world insight.

  • Our strong links with industry mean you can get hands-on experience and start to build a network of contacts with placement opportunities that often lead to employment after graduation.
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Monthly staff spotlight - Yvonne Reddick

Yvonne is currently working on a series of literary publications that explore climate change and environmental issues, and how authors take a stand against environmental destruction.

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I love the vast opportunities to learn something new throughout the course. Choosing to study at the University of Central Lancashire was one of the best decisions I have made.
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Rosemary Jean Denton
BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics
United Kingdom

What can I do with an English degree?

English graduates go into a range of careers in writing and related fields. You could also pursue jobs in teaching, education support, local government, travel, retail and marketing.

You'll also be well equipped for entry into graduate professions in local government and public services, as well as schemes in the private sector. You could study for a PGCE to become a teacher or go onto a postgraduate research programme.

Studying English could lead to a future career as a:

  • Publishing copyeditor/proofreader
  • Teacher
  • Private tutor
  • Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Academic librarian
  • Journalist

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

Dr Isabela Fairclough
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

Isabela is a Senior Lecturer in Language Teaching and Course Leader for BA (Hons) English and a Modern Language. Isabela is also a postgraduate Research Degree Tutor in the School. She teaches across a range of subjects in the English Language and Linguistics team: discourse anal…

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Dr Yvonne Reddick
Research Fellow in Modern English and World Literatures
School of Psychology and Humanities

Yvonne Reddick is an award-winning poet, nature writer and scholar of environmental culture. Her books include Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet (Palgrave, 2017), Burning Season (Bloodaxe, 2023) and Anthropocene Poetry (Palgrave, 2023). She is the recipient of awards from …