The School produces high quality research in each of our five key subject areas:
All sections of the School performed well in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
In English Literature and Creative Writing, 70% of our research was rated as either 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). This means that, for Literature and Language (UoA 57), the School is currently ranked joint 5th out of 87 English departments in the UK. More detail is available here.
In Linguistics (UoA 58), 80% of research was classified as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'recognised internationally' in the last research assessment exercise. For more detail see here. Since 2008, the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) has been established to support and develop research in linguistics in preparation for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).