Find your edge in UVic's Department of English.

Why study English at UVic?

Do you want to improve your writing skills, learn professional writing or delve further into the literature you love?

Studying English expands the world around you and helps you see your place in it. When we learn others’ stories and when we see the many ways stories can be told, we gain insight into our own.

We offer small classes and a dynamic learning environment. Our courses develop your ability to analyze texts and to write effectively. Our exciting digital humanities courses bring together literary and digital studies to help you build skills for your future careers and our Professional Communication program offers innovative courses that will teach you the skills you need to succeed as a writer in today’s digital workplace.