Gain skills of critical analysis, communication, negotiation, adaptability, problem solving, and cultural understanding that will be crucial to your success, both during and after university.
Join a diverse and vibrant community of students and academic staff and develop your knowledge in small seminar groups with access to world-leading archives and literary treasures.
Be part of a large and diverse community and work alongside a thriving group of postdoctoral researchers who recently completed their PhDs.
We offer internationally recognised research across the historical spectrum, including the areas of Book and Publishing Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Recovered Voices and Minority Perspectives, Samuel Beckett Studies, and Early Modern Literature.
Special Collections and resources
Access unique original manuscript collections, journals, the Museum of English Rural Life and its archives, a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, rare collections of books, and much more.
Meet our experts
Our talented and internationally-diverse team are actively involved in research, contributing directly to your teaching and supervision.
Read stories from our staff, students, and alumni to find out what it's like to study English Literature at the University of Reading.