The study of English at the University of St Andrews has a long and distinguished history that is sustained in the scholarly, critical, and creative dynamism of today's School of English. In the present day, the School enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
REF 2014: UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results
The School of English has been ranked third in the UK, and first in Scotland, in the most recent league table of research intensive departments (2014). With over 90% of our staff submitted, 86% of our research has been rated world leading and internationally excellent. In the previous research assessment exercise (2008) we were also ranked in the top ten, making the School one of the UK's consistently outstanding research departments.
Dr Peter Mackay named New Generation Thinker
Dr Peter Mackay – a specialist in 20th and 21st century Scottish and Irish poetry – has been selected as one of ten of the BBC’s New Generation Thinkers.
Dr Mackay is currently working on an anthology of transgressive Gaelic poetry over the last 500 years and will work with BBC Radio 3 to broadcast cutting edge academic research, as well as making films for BBC Arts Online.
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