In the Guardian University Guide 2021, our BA (Hons) Philosophy ranked 10th in the UK overall, top in the UK for 'Satisfied with Feedback' and 7th in the UK for 'Satisfied with Teaching'.
Our History research was awarded world-leading status in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Learn from teaching staff who work with governmental organisations and public services to help inform future policy, and shape their courses accordingly.
As well as learning from our teaching staff, you’ll hear the opinions of renowned speakers at our many events.
Study abroad for one Semester, and apply for funding to help cover the cost.
Receive work placement opportunities and specialist careers advice, thanks to our links with the local community.
Every year, you'll have the chance to win one of our prizes for academic achievement, such as the Justin Wand Memorial Prize, awarded for the best performance in any degree with English or Philosophy in its title.
We’ve taught English Literature at degree level for over 40 years and, over that period, have been considered one of the best departments in the country.
Your writing work will be supported by a team of published authors, including Dr Tory Young (author of Studying English Literature, a text used on many other university courses as well as our own), Professor Eugene Giddens (Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History), and Laura Dietz (In The Tenth House; chapters in The Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English / New Writing) .
Our connections to local organisations such as EF, Cambridge University Press and CAMDoSA will give you many opportunities to attend guest lectures, seek work placements, or practise your classroom materials.