Welcome to the Department of English and Related Literature.
We offer an expansive choice of modules with unsurpassed geographical and linguistic range, including literature written in languages other than English. You'll have the freedom to tailor your degree to your interests with the support of friendly and accessible tutors. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.
Lively literary culture
'Writers at York' series brings a stellar cast of world-famous contemporary writers and our Writer-in-Residence offers creative writing workshops and events throughout the year.
Committed to equality
We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.
We're also the home of York's Decolonising Network. The Network works to coordinate decolonisation efforts both within the Department and in the wider field of literary study.
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Of the Russell Group universities included in the National Student Survey 2021
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Things to Look Forward to: English and Related Literature at York
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My day starts at what for most students is probably an ungodly hour. However, I’ve always been a morning person and I feel most…
Hot off the press: our Print Society
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At the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) societies meeting I found myself sitting next to a lovely member of HackSoc, the university’s Computer…
Three things to look forward to about English at York
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Hi! I’m a second year English student and from Cheshire. Before I came to uni, I was absolutely terrified and wished I could read…
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