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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Department of English Studies


World Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject Rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th

A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.


Wednesday 30 October 2019

Inventions of the Text

White Wombs, Jewish Doctors and Saracen Mummies: The Logic of Infertility in Late Medieval England

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Lucy Allen (Trinity College Dublin)

An Inventions of the Text seminar.

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.



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Highest-ever global ranking in Arts & Humanities

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 place Durham University 27th among the world’s leading universities – up three places from last year.

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Creative Writing

Running alongside our literary research, the Department supports and develops work in creative writing, including an MA in Creative Writing and a Creative Writing PhD/MLitt.

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We are a leading centre for undergraduate teaching, and host a thriving community of postgraduate scholars, literary critics, and interdisciplinary researchers.

Complete University Guide 2019

The English Studies department is ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide for the 6th year in a row.