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Would you like to find out more about our courses in literature, creative writing, drama, film studies and journalism? Ask us a question, our friendly team of advisors are here to offer support and information.

We are an interdisciplinary department with expertise in English literature, drama, creative writing, journalism, film and screen media. Our courses are taught by leading academics, writers, film makers and journalists, and allow you to follow specialised pathways or to combine your interests across our subject areas.

We have an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching, with excellent scores for student satisfaction and graduate prospects.

Our strengths

  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for drama (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for film studies (Dance, Drama and Cinematics - TGUG 2018)
  • Use of our state-of-the-art Lakeside Theatre
  • Dedicated film screening and editing facilities, and media centre

Our academic staff

Our academic staff

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their expertise across literature, film, creative writing and drama. Find out more by reading their staff profiles.

Research excellence

Research excellence

Three-quarters of our research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014). We do both creative and critical work across genres and media forms using a distinctly comparative approach.

Lakeside Theatre

Lakeside Theatre

Our University's Lakeside Theatre runs an exciting programme of plays, music, comedy and workshops, as well as offering voluntary and paid work experience opportunities to our students.