English at Leicester

Welcome to the home page of the School of English at the University of Leicester


If you are holding a place with us, congratulations on your A-level grades. We are be looking forward to welcoming you to the School of English at Leicester in September, and will be sending you a welcome pack with information about options shortly.

If you are still thinking about where to study, here are some reasons why you might choose Leicester:

  • You will be taught in seminars and lectures by world-leading experts in English language and literature.
  • Our 31 full-time members of staff offer options ranging across the whole of English studies, from Beowulf to Brokeback Mountain, from Foucault to Facebook, and from Hamlet to Wolf Hall.
  • Our Centre for New Writing offers modules in creative writing, including poetry, fiction and screenplays. Students who choose to will be able to develop their creative writing skills throughout their degree.
  • We run a vibrant programme of literary events. Visitors to the University this autumn include John Banville, Penelope Lively, Eimear McBride, Cerrie Burnell and Anne Fine.
  • All of our first-year students take part in our Talent Academy, which involves a work placement, to lay the groundwork for their future career development.
  • All of our students have a dedicated personal tutor who provides pastoral support and advice throughout their degree.

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Beyond PhD: conference

Read the full report (PDF) on the event 'Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and Career Development in the Arts and Humanities', held at College Court on 19 May 2014.

Contact Us

School of English,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH.

T: 0116 252 2620
E: english@le.ac.uk

Current Research Projects

Constructing Scientific Communities



The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh.

Student Awards 2014

Student union awards

We are delighted to congratulate our student Abbi Gore, who was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Student of the Year as well as Student Ambassador of the Year at a ceremony at the Percy Gee Students' Union on 18th June.