Our research ranges across periods and around the globe.
We nurture an environment for collaboration, critical and creative thinking, interdisciplinary work and thought-provoking discussion.
Texts and narrative shape and change the world. Our commitment to understanding how literature reflects and makes the past, present and future is embedded within curiosity-driven modules and flexible degrees that are delivered by expert teachers, researchers and writers.
Professor Jennie Batchelor, Head of Department
7th in the UK
for English (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).
Top ten department
We're a top ten research department according to the Times Higher Education Rankings of the latest REF results (2021).
Athena Swan Bronze
We are proud to hold a Bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to promoting equality.
35th in the world
for English and Related Literature (QS World Rankings by Subject 2023).