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English Literature degrees

Study literature from across the world and every period of history, right up to the present. Become part of a diverse community of readers and writers, united in our passion for our subject.

How you'll study English Literature


Creative Writing degrees

Learn from prize-winning authors and visiting writers as you explore drama, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Take advantage of placement opportunities and access to a wide range of superb resources and literary treasures.

How you'll study Creative Writing


Why study with us

Learn from expert academics in small supportive groups in a Department with a century-long history of innovation in English studies.


Life in the Department

Join our friendly and committed community of writers and learn from lecturers, published authors and your fellow students.


Meet our experts

Our talented and internationally-diverse team are actively involved in research, contributing directly to your teaching and supervision.

Our stories

Read stories from our staff, students, and alumni to find out what it's like to study English Literature at the University of Reading.

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.