School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics


About Us

We have a dynamic creative community of about 1,000 students and 100 staff within English.

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The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is a highly successful school with a long and prestigious history. Each year we attract excellent students and staff from around the world.

Student satisfaction

Consistently strong performances in the National Student Survey reflect the excellent quality of our teaching and wealth of opportunities and facilities available to our students. In the 2015 survey, 91% of all our third year students were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their course.

The successes of former students give us further evidence of the quality of work we do in our school. We know once they graduate, our alumni go on to have successful careers in the arts, business, education, the law and public service. These professions all require them to draw on the skills, experience and knowledge gained while studying with us.

Our degrees

We offer some of the most diverse and flexible degrees in the country. Find out about our:

Research expertise

Our team of talented, committed and ambitious academic staff support the work of students. They also lead the UK with their cutting-edge scholarship.

Our research is ranked 3rd in the UK (from 89).

At the same time as they are teaching, all the school’s lecturing staff are:

  • working on articles and papers
  • producing scholarly monographs
  • making films
  • writing poetry, fiction or pieces for the stage

You can find out more about the school’s research and the achievements and publications of staff in our Research section.