The Department of English and Related Literature looks forward to welcoming new and returning students to the Department for the start of term on 28 September 2020.
We are working hard to ensure we offer our usual very high standard of teaching in inclusive and accessible ways, while adhering to government guidelines around social distancing, and keeping our community safe. Our current students are working closely with us to make sure we offer the best possible support while ensuring our degree programmes remain dynamic and challenging. We remain committed to meeting in person, on our beautiful campus, wherever that's possible, though some teaching (especially large lectures) will necessarily take place online in order to comply with public health guidance. We're updating our Coronavirus webpages regularly with the latest information for prospective students and current students.
Most importantly, we will continue to be a friendly community of staff and students, and to offer a superb and engaging experience that is carefully designed to develop essential skills as you explore a world of literature at York. We can't wait to work with you.
Professor Helen Smith, Head of Department
More league table success for English at York
York confirms its place among the world's most highly regarded English departments in the QS World Rankings by subject 2020. Read more.
Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2020
The CECS PG Forum committee discusses Distance 2020, online conferences and reimagining the international academic landscape.
Posted on Friday 18 September 2020
York is rated as one of the best places in the UK to study English, in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
We are delighted to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.