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. Amongst UK institutions, the School of English has recently been ranked 2nd in the Guardian University Guide and 3rd in the Complete University Guide.
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.
The New Generation Arrives
Anindya Raychaudhuri, lecturer in the School of English, has been chosen as one of ten New Generation Thinkers 2016, by the BBC and the AHRC. He will now work with BBC producers to develop programmes for the BBC and will have the opportunity to appear on air on BBC Radio 3 regularly throughout the coming year. You can read more about the scheme, and the other winners (including Dr Victoria Donovan, from the School of Modern Languages) here