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League Tables

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

Group discussion

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 2nd 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.

School of English ranked 1st in the UK


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.


"John Keats and Romantic Scotland" Symposium

John Keats

Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May

To celebrate the bicentenary of John Keats's epic walking tour of Scotland in summer 1818, the School of English will hold a two-day symposium on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May. Speakers include John Barnard, Jeffrey Cox, Katie Garner, Hrileena Ghosh, Nigel Leask, Meiko O'Halloran, Nicholas Roe, Fiona Stafford, Richard Marggraf Turley, Carol Kyros Walker, and Sarah Wootton.

Non-speaking participants are welcome to attend: to reserve a place, please e-mail to Dr. Katie Garner at klg7@st-andrews.ac.uk. The programme and full details are available to download here: John Keats and Romantic Scotland Programme (PDF, 28 KB)John Keats and Romantic Scotland Poster (PDF, 96 KB)

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