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English and Comparative Literary Studies

Undergraduate Study

English at Warwick gives you the chance to take an unexpected step. Uncover startling revelations. Awaken your passions.

We are consistently ranked as one of the top places to study: both the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University league tables place us in the top 20 for 2019; and the 2019 QS World University rankings recognise us as one of the world's top 20 English departments for the third year running.

Postgraduate Study

We offer four distinct MA programmes, each one taught by our world-leading faculty.

MA in English Literature

MA in World Literature

MA in Critical and Cultural Theory

MA in English and Drama


With a thriving cohort of research students working across literary studies, our department is a great place to pursue your research ambitions.

PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies

MA by Research in English and Comparative Literary Studies


We were ranked 1st in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF), and the QS World Subject Rankings (2019) place us in the top 20 English departments in the world.

With over 40 research-active members of staff, we are home to a thriving research culture across the full range of literary and cultural studies. Postdoctoral applicants are welcome to apply to work with us.

Some of our current projects include:

An international department

Study abroad opportunities for both home and international students