School of English and Drama

About the Department

The Department of English is one of the country's leading centres for literary study, combining innovative teaching with internationally-recognised research.

We are one of the largest English departments in London, with over 40 members of academic staff, and around 850 students. Our staff have expertise across the range of English studies, from the classical to the ultra-contemporary, and in literature from across the world; and we have an international reputation for our pioneering interdisciplinary work.

The Department offers a range of qualifications including single and joint honours BA programmes, and postgraduate degrees at Masters and PhD level. All our students benefit from creative, research-led teaching by people who are passionately engaged with their subject. All study takes place on our Mile End campus, located alongside the leafy Regent’s Canal, 15 minutes away from central London.