English and Related Literature at York is unlike any other English degree. We have a unique approach to what literature is and does, how we read it, how we write about it, and even how we make it.
At York, you will be at the forefront of literary study, learning in the most stimulating academic environment possible. We are ranked in the UK top 3* and world top 30 English departments**. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, we had the highest proportion of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research of all UK English departments. This means that our modules are designed and taught by world experts working at the cutting-edge of literary study.
We offer a breathtaking choice of modules with an unsurpassed geographical and linguistic range, giving you the freedom to tailor your degree to your interests with the support of friendly and accessible tutors. With period coverage extending from Greek and Latin classics to literature being published right now, there’s something for everyone, including creative writing, drama, film, and the chance to get your hands dirty in our brand-new printing studio.