English at Southampton is about student choice and individual flourishing – it gives you flexible courses and imaginative modules that allow you to make your own pathways, and recognise and realise your potential by exploring literature and ideas with specialist scholars and writers, researchers with international reputations and a passion for their subject. It is an intense and fulfilling experience from which you will emerge as more of yourself, with a solid degree from a top Russell Group university that gives you maximum choices for your future.


Undergraduate study

Teaching quality of English at Southampton received 94% in the latest National Student Survey 2015 and are 5th in UK in the Guardian University Guide 2016.

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Reading in the daisies

We offer a friendly, lively, and supportive intellectual environment, effective training in research skills, and high-quality research resources.

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Research in English

With a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to our work, we are active in terms of research, publication, academic conferences and symposia. In the 2014 REF 96% of research produced by the English department was recognised to be of international quality.

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