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Welcome

Celebrating 50 years

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Our first 50 years have been shaped by life-changing experiences, internationally-recognised research discoveries and, at times, riotous challenges. Find out how we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary and how you can join the celebrations.

We are an interdisciplinary department with expertise in English literature, creative writing, film studies, drama and journalism. Our courses are taught by leading academics, as well as established writers and film makers, and allow you to follow specialised pathways or to combine your interests across our subject areas.

We have an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching, with excellent scores for student satisfaction and graduate prospects.

Our strengths

Our academic staff

Our academic staff

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their expertise across literature, film, creative writing and drama. Find out more by reading their staff profiles.

Research excellence

Research excellence

More than half our research was rated as 'internationally excellent' or higher in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with a further 40 per cent ranked as of internationally recognised quality.

News and events

News and events

Check out our news and events section for the latest information about publications, research excellence, awards and achievements by our staff and students.