Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Why study English at Warwick?
You will be learning from experts at the forefront of their fields, who are committed to teaching excellence. In the 2016 National Student Survey, we were ranked top in the Russell Group for students agreeing that ‘staff had made the subject interesting’. A unique focus on Shakespeare draws on our proximity to the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. Research strengths also include renaissance literature, eighteenth century studies, American literature, women’s writing, world and comparative literature, post-colonial literature, creative writing, poetry and poetics, drama and performance, literary and cultural theory.
Guided choices and pathways in the second and third years reflect new developments in English Studies and staff research, and offer you excellent coverage of periods, genres, literary movements and theoretical approaches. This means you can tailor your degree to your own areas of academic interest.
We are ranked eighth in the UK (The Guardian league table) and in the world top 25 (QS World University Rankings 2016/17). Our Warwick Writing Programme, home to internationally known writers including A L Kennedy, David Vann, David Morley and Sarah Moss, was recently judged the best in the UK.