HARRY POTTER star Emma Watson is returning to her studies after taking a year off from university to make Hollywood movies.

The British actress will resume studying for a degree in English literature at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island at the start of next year (13).

The 22-year-old star took a break from her classes after she was cast in teenage drama The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, and also used her hiatus to work on Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring.

Her spokesperson tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "Emma is planning on returning to studies in January."