School of English
34th in the world for English Language and Literature
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
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.
Studying with us
in the UK for student experience
The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018
most targeted by top UK employers
The Graduate Market in 2019
in the UK for English
The Complete University Guide 2019
When it comes to research, our activities are enormously varied. Our staff and students have interests that span centuries, cross continents, and bridge disciplines.
Exploring our subject in this way means that we have a huge breadth and depth of expertise to offer our students, our local community, and the wider world beyond.
Wednesday 16 October 2019More on Script-in-hand readings with the Playhouse Lab
Sunday 6 October 2019 - Sunday 20 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:30More on Ilkley Literature Festival - Guided Reading Group: Dubliners
Saturday 19 October 2019, 19:30 - 20:30More on Ilkley Literature Festival - Kimberley Campanello: MOTHERBABYHOME