We live in a world that has been shaped by big
ideas – cultural, philosophical and religious. At each stage, these
ideas have been the site for challenge, contest and debate and
continue to be so. One of the greatest journeys any student can
embark on is to understand these ideas; to see how they are
constructed and articulated and then to join in with them and make
them their own. Over to you then. A creative, analytical and
enquiring mind is right there inside your head. Use it, and help to
shape the world.
Our lecturers have researched, published and
shared expert opinion across a range of disciplines including
English Literature and Language, Linguistics, Creative and
Professional Writing, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
They include internationally recognised
scholars from eighteenth century to contemporary literature, South
Asian studies, Eastern European languages, together with
award-winning authors and poets. Your studies will benefit hugely
from the subject knowledge and understanding in each department as
well as the accumulated teaching expertise within a department that
has published widely on improving students’ learning and features
two national teaching fellows.
Wolverhampton has become a hub for
international and regional education. Throughout the year, visiting
guest speakers from universities from across the globe provide
lectures and seminars on their field of expertise, while invited
authors speak on the process of writing and getting published.
The University became an accredited branch of the Royal
Institute of Philosophy in 2003 and has since organised many public
lectures. Each year, students take up the opportunity for short
periods of study abroad or find themselves discussing their work
with a fellow student who has made the opposite journey, to study
We make the most of our ideal location in the
heart of Wolverhampton. Our honorary graduates include local
literary figures such as Ben Zephaniah and Meera Syal. The
literature and dialect of the Black Country is studied in English,
Creative and Professional Writing and English Language and
Linguistics. In Religious Studies, local field visits enable
students to get first-hand knowledge of a faith community.
addition to the six major faiths (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism,
Islam, Judaism and Sikhism) we offer students an insight into
faiths such as the Ravidassias and Valmikis.
The ability to write, communicate and analyse
effectively – skills you’ll gain from any humanities subject –
makes you an attractive prospect to a range of graduate recruiters
from marketing and journalism to tourism promotion.
The ability to examine and articulate ideas
lends itself to careers in lecturing in higher and further
education, teaching at secondary and primary level, librarianship
and information management.
Typical graduate destinations include:
"The course offered such a wide variety of literature to look
at, and there was the option to do a couple of different modules
too such as European Literature, Philosophy and Film."
BA (Hons) English
"Attending university as a mature student was probably the best
decision I ever made. The course I chose was brilliant. The
lecturers were only too happy to teach and made learning easy.
I had the best time of my life."
BA (Hons) English and Creative and Professional
"Studying Philosophy has really empowered me to think critically
about everyday problems. In studying great thinkers and
examining different beliefs and values, I have vastly improved my
understanding of, and ability to solve issues involving ethics, law
BA (Hons) Philosophy
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