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One of the UK's largest English departments, renowned for world-leading research which informs our high quality innovative teaching.

PGR Scholarship applications workshops

If you are interested in applying for a PhD scholarship then you may find it helpful to attend one of two scholarship application writing workshops, on either 13th December 2016 or 19th January 2017.

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Lot and His God

House on Fire Theatre Company presents 'Lot and His God' in the Theatre Workshop on November 15th, 16th and 17th

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Hillary Clinton and biblical womanhood for The Conversation

Jo Henderson-Merrygold, a SIIBS and English PhD student, has written an article on Hillary Clinton and biblical womanhood for The Conversation

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We provide research-led teaching across a wide range of subjects. Our students develop a deep understanding of their discipline and learn to think for themselves.

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We have a distinguished record of internationally outstanding and innovative research. Our research interests extend from child language acquisition to Shakespeare, from 12th century texts to contemporary theatre.

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Open Days

See what it's like to study in the School of English at our next open day. Find out more about our undergraduate programmes, and meet staff and students.

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