The analysis of some of the most important works of literature ever written, and an opportunity to discover your own voice, in the company of inspiring and world-leading academics. Part of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
2nd in the UK for English and Creative Writing
Guardian University Guide 2022
1st in the UK for Gradute Prospects in English
Complete University Guide 2022
Top 5 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in English Studies
National Student Survey 2021
Staff and student research in English is enormously varied and spans the full range of the discipline, from Medieval and Early Modern all the way through to the Contemporary and Digital. As well as spanning centuries, our work crosses continents and disciplines, which enables us to offer breadth and depth of expertise to students, local communities, and the wider world.
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English achieves outstanding results in Research Excellence Framework 2021
English has achieved outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. An impressive 83% of the Division’s research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', 62% of its environment rated 'world leading', and 52.4% of its outputs rated 'world leading'.
Our staff are recognised nationally and internationally for the depth and breadth of their research, which transcends disciplinary boundaries and translates into engaging and innovative teaching.