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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.

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're 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.