English Literature with Digital Media and Communications at University of Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our brand-new English Literature with Digital Media and Communications degree explores the many ways we talk to one another – face-to-face conversation, news and social media, cinema and theatre and beyond. It will also introduce you to a broad range of periods and types of literature – everything from medieval literature to twenty first century digital literary culture. This degree will prepare you for life beyond your studies in a variety of careers - in journalism, media, marketing, creative arts, advocacy and many more. You will explore literary genres alongside the key principles in digital cultures, media studies and professional communication through a range of exciting modules. This degree gives you a balance of classroom-based study and practical, hands-on learning, in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our world-leading Shakespeare Institute, language labs, studio spaces and editing suites. You will choose from a diverse portfolio of modules, including: literature marketing social policy sustainability and environmental politics coding You will also gain key employability skills with work-based placements and employability focused modules. You may also be interested in the BA Digital Media and Communications programme. Why study this course? Interdisciplinary learning from the experts – draw on the unique specialisms of researchers and practitioners in the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies and blend theoretical learning with practice-led teaching in literature, digital studies, new media and communication from an elite Russell Group institution. Personalise your degree – with optional modules incorporated throughout all three years of your undergraduate degree, study widely and develop your passions across Cultural Studies and English Literature. Get a head start in the graduate market – take advantage of our work-based placements and employability focused modules and enter the workplace with the skills required to shape the digital and creative agendas of the future. Be supported – whether it’s helping you improve your academic writing, organising student forums, hosting alumni networking events or facilitating wellbeing activities, be assured that Birmingham is committed to your development whilst at university and beyond. Live on a vibrant campus and play in an exciting city – write for our University newspaper, present for our TV and radio stations or join one of our many writing, film and drama societies and put your study into practice. Then take your expertise out into the city and get involved in the numerous literature, film, drama and arts festivals and make use of Birmingham’s many cultural attractions, including its many theatres, the country’s oldest working cinema and Europe’s largest regional library. Top 15 for English in the Complete University Guide 2023 30th in the world for English Language and Literature (QS World Subject Rankings 2022)


First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
English Literature with Digital Media and Communications at University of Birmingham - UCAS