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League Tables

The School of English has been ranked 1st overall in the UK in the most recent Times and Guardian league tables

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Friendly and intellectually stimulating

Friendly, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment and a wide range of postgraduate research topics to choose from.

Rhiannon

Expertise in all periods of English and Scottish literature

Thirty-one permanent staff members with expertise in all fields and periods of English and Scottish literature.

Creative Writers

Innovative teaching

The first Scottish University to offer a degree in Creative Writing

Welcome

THE World University RankingsThe 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.

Complete University Guide badge‌In 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 1st 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.

St Andrews 1st in the UK for English


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.


Professor Nick Roe elected Fellow of the British Academy

Prof Nicholas RoeProfessor Nick Roe has been elected as a 2017 British Academy Fellow of Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830. The British Academy elects exceptional, primarily UK-based scholars across the humanities and social sciences whose scholarly research and publication record have achieved academic distinction: https://www.britac.ac.uk/user/3187

Sixty-six other world-leading scholars were also announced as Fellows of the British Academy: https://www.britac.ac.uk/news/elections-british-academy-celebrate-diversity-uk-research

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