School of English celebrates ranking 36th best place to study and research subject in the world

School of English celebrates ranking 36th best place to study and research subject in the world

The University of Leeds’ School of English has secured a place in the top 100 places in the world for study and research in English subjects, according to the globally-respected 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

The annual QS rankings draw on five key indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, the H-index (a way of measuring the productivity and impact of an academic or department at a university), and international research network.

According to these criteria, the School of English is the 36th best place to study and conduct research in English Literature and English Language.

I am delighted to see that the School of English at Leeds is again recognised as among the very best in the world. We are known for our innovative research and our imaginative teaching, and we have exciting expertise on issues such as environmental change, health, race, and digital communication. Whether historical or contemporary in focus, our work demonstrates how stories, language, and creativity are absolutely central to what it means to be human.

Professor Hazel Hutchison, Head of the School of English

The QS rankings show that the University of Leeds is the 51st best institution for the arts and humanities in the world, and the 8th best in the UK.

The University has also been ranked:

Together, these rankings constitute a huge success for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures, where teaching and research in the above subjects takes place.

Professor Andrew Thorpe, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, said:

“We are delighted to see that our Faculty has once again secured a place in the top 100 institutions globally for the arts and humanities. This ranking is testimony to the exceptional talent, hard work and creativity that defines the Faculty, to our truly global reach and role, and to the many benefits that studying and working with us can bring. I congratulate my academic colleagues and those working in professional services on this excellent achievement.”

Dr Jasjit Singh, Pro Dean International at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures, said:

“The evidence is clear: we are an exciting, dynamic, diverse and prestigious Faculty, up there with the very best in the world for the arts and humanities, and our international reputation is growing all the time. It is brilliant to see so many of our schools recognised for their academic excellence and for the invaluable opportunities that they provide to students and researchers alike. Here’s to even more success in the years to come.”