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English and Related Literature

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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.

Banner photo: TAK 1/28 Postilla super Epistolas Pauli, c.1400, Manuscript fragments from the Phillipps Collection, Takamiya Fragments Collection. Borthwick Institute for Archives, Unviersity of York, GB193.

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Our English degrees offer exceptional flexibility and choice. We provide a comprehensive overview of literary history and criticism while also encouraging you to explore the subjects that you are most passionate about.

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