School of English

Undergraduate Open Days 2024

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June

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Make your Masters a reality with funding

Join our live online event on Wednesday 17 April, 12-1pm to receive expert advice on how to fund your Masters and invest in your future.

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9th in the UK for English

The Complete University Guide 2023

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School of English

Welcome to the School of English, where a long and distinguished history meets innovative teaching and research. We’re a diverse and supportive community characterised by our curiosity, creativity, and academic excellence. Together we explore a rich variety of subject areas, producing research of national and international significance.

As a student in our School, you’ll benefit from our wide-ranging expertise and pioneering research will be at the heart of your studies. With our extensive resources, specialist facilities, and supportive staff members you’ll have everything you need to become a confident and independent scholar.

We are also home to the University of Leeds Poetry Centre which combines research, teaching and public engagement to inspire excellence in the creative practice and study of poetry.

The School of English is actively working to build a diverse and inclusive school community that supports all staff and students. Our Equality and Inclusion Lead is Professor Fiona Becket. Access staff and student resources and find out more about our current projects. 

Studying with us

Discover the incredible breadth of English literature, language, theatre and creative writing. Tailor your studies or combine them with another subject to suit your interests.

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Explore your interests in greater depth and develop your own academic identity. Blend specialist taught modules with independent research, and gain advanced transferable skills.

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Undertake extensive independent research and make a valuable contribution to your chosen field. Gain in-depth knowledge and benefit from dedicated development opportunities.

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92%

"world leading" or "internationally excellent"

Submitted research outputs - REF 2021

9th

in the UK for English

The Complete University Guide 2023

36th

in the world for English Language and Literature

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024