Join an English Literature department with wide-ranging interests and world-leading archives, which is ranked in the top 150 worldwide for English Language and Literature. (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.)
Our master's-level teaching is driven by our research, and you'll be taught by international experts.
94% of our research outputs are rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', meaning that the University of Reading is 6th in the UK for research outputs in English Language and Literature (Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 – English Language and Literature, when scoring by GPA Output).
As one of the oldest English Literature departments in the UK, we have a long record of expertise.