Who we are

Who we are

Our teaching is informed by a broad range of research interests, and the quality of our programmes is reflected in the results of significant reviews and surveys. We have been rated as a top ten English department in the UK for our Research (REF 2014)

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Undergraduate study

Teaching quality of English at Southampton received 96% in the latest National Student Survey 2014.

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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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  • The University of Southampton is one of 24 members of the Russell Group - institutions which have distinguished themselves as research-led universities of international quality, and which are committed to the provision of teaching in a research-led environment.

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