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The School of English at the University of Kent has established a reputation as one of the leading departments in the country. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) the School ranked 10th out of 89 English Departments for Research Intensity (THE) with 74% of our work graded as world-leading or internationally excellent. With over forty permanent members of academic staff the school is a lively and intellectually stimulating environment.
Expertise and specialisms range from the medieval to the postmodern including; British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The School also counts a number of highly acclaimed and award-winning creative writers among its staff, many of whom are both critics and widely published authors of novels, short stories, or collections of poetry. We actively explore crossovers between creative and critical writing in all our areas of teaching and research.
The variety and flexibility of our specialist postgraduate programmes, coupled with our inclusive international community, fosters an atmosphere of cultural and intellectual engagement and inquiry. The School is committed to interdisciplinary study in its broadest sense, across both research and teaching, and this gives students the freedom to explore critical, creative and cultural discourses. Our students are invited to become active members of one or several of the School’s Research Centres, around which much of the School’s research is focused. Our students are some of the most employable graduates in the country, and whether you choose a path in academia or the wider international job market, the School prepares you for that future as an independent, creative and motivated individual.