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Department of English Studies

Undergraduate Study

English Studies at Durham University is one of the top English Departments in the country, offering teaching and research of the highest quality in beautiful surroundings. The Department is consistently rated as a top-five or higher English Department by various guides. Our recent successes include:

Our department combines a strong research profile and excellent publication record with a long-standing and continuing commitment to its undergraduate teaching. Staff interests cover the full spectrum of English literature from Anglo-Saxon to the present day, and different critical approaches to literature.

The department continues the Durham tradition of good teaching with individual attention to students and an emphasis on small-group teaching across a broad range of period and topics.

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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.