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English and Comparative Literary Studies

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Undergraduate Study

We offer three main degrees: English Literature, English and Theatre Studies, and English and History. Across all our teaching, we’ll help you to view literature as a way of seeing the world with more clarity.

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Postgraduate Study

We offer four distinct MA programmes, and with a thriving cohort of research students working across literary studies, our department is a great place to pursue your research ambitions.


We are ranked in the top 10 UK universities for research environment (2021 Research Excellence Framework); and 91% of our research is rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (see the Times Higher Education). We are one of the top 30 English departments in the world in the QS World Subject Rankings (2022).