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The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

  • We are ranked among the top universities for English in the world (22nd in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2015 and 46th in Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15). We’re placed 12th in the UK by The Guardian in its 2016 league table and ranked 1st overall for research among UK English departments in the 2014 Research Excellence
    Framework (REF).
  • We are the base for the Warwick Writing Programme, which was voted No. 1 for Creative Writing in the UK by the The Times and The Sunday Times 2014 league table, and are home to prize-winning writers and distinguished literary translators including Maureen Freely, Michael Hulse, A.L. Kennedy, Sarah Moss, Ian Sansom and David Vann.
  • Our unique focus on Shakespeare benefits from the University’s close proximity to the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon. We are supported by major research projects in the field, such as the AHRC-funded British Black and Asian Shakespeare project.
  • Recent graduate destinations include Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, University of Nottingham; Institute Language Development Advisor, Warwickshire Local Education Authority; Chief Events and Marketing Coordinator, Student Heart Health Trust; Copywriter, Goody Pass; Self-employed Writer/Workshop Facilitator/Trainer; IAS Fellowships.

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English and Comparative Literary Studies

Postgraduate Secretary
Department of English and
Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
PGEnglish at warwick dot ac dot uk

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