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English taught by experts

At Brunel you’ll be supported and surrounded by academics who are experts in their fields, many who have entered into lecturing after years of experience helping to shape the modern literary industries.

Our academics aren’t just lecturers who will talk at you. Many are renowned writers, authors and poets who have between them published over 100 books. You’ll benefit from their in-depth knowledge and passion for what they teach as well as their first-hand experience of what it takes to break into the literary and creative fields. They have unique insight into what it takes to make it and can give you tailored advice and support when looking for graduate or placement roles.

Their wide array of interest and past experience also feeds directly into our course content, meaning you’ll have the chance to learn across a wide variety of genres, topics and periods throughout on our BA English courses or the English Literature MA.  You’ll be able to channel the passion for what they teach, alongside your interest and start the journey of your imagination. Our dynamic courses cover everything from Shakespeare to Zadie Smith, Emily Bronte to Eminem so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to follow your interests.

Scratch the surface of just some of the books from our academics


Phone, Will Self
Refugee Boy, Benjamin Zephaniah
The Lies We Shared, Sarah Penny
The Beneficiaries, Sarah Penny
Zadie Smith, Phillip Tew
Hello Mum, Bernadine Evaristo


Look We Have Coming to Dover! Daljit Nagra
Life Within a Psychiatric Mental Health Unit, Sarah Penny
Lara, Bernadine Evaristo
Ramayana, Daljit Nagra
Chick, Hannah Lowe

Children's literature

Face, Benjamin Zephaniah
J Is for Jamaica, Benjamin Zephaniah


Umbrella, Will Self
The Book of Dave, Will Self
Child Star, Matt Thorne


Prince: The Man and His Music, Matt Thorne
Chinua Achebe, Jago Morrison
Long Time No See: A Memoir of Fathers, Daughters and Games of Chance, Hannah Lowe


The Jack in the Green, Frazer Lee
The Lamplighters, Frazer Lee

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