School of Arts

The School of Arts was formed in August 2016 and brought together the former School of English (spanning English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing), the School of Modern Languages (encompassing French, Italian, Spanish and Translation Studies) and the Department of History of Art and Film (linking Film Studies, History of Art and Architecture). We offer undergraduate degrees and modules in all of these subjects in a variety of Single Honours, Major, Joint and Minor variants, and we have a proven track record of helping a high proportion of our students go on to careers related directly to their studies, often by way of internships.

The School also has a vibrant postgraduate community spread across a suite of Masters' courses that reflect our internationally-recognized research strengths as well as our dedicated Research Centres. Particular concentrations in the School include Victorian Studies, Translation and Interpreting, the Country House and Heritage, Postcolonial Studies, Early Modern Culture, Film and Media, Art and Architecture, Visual Culture, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing, TESOL, and Applied Linguistics and TESOL. We have recently developed a strong focus on Linguistics and English for Education and we are also home to half of the Centre for American Studies. In addition we house Languages@Leicester which delivers the teaching of languages from across the globe and provides a major service both to the University and local community.

The School accommodates visiting scholars supported by international scholarships, as well as a vibrant cadre of UK, European and international PhD students, who not only receive expert academic supervision but are supported throughout their studies by a dedicated programme of research and language training. The School is in an excellent position to establish cross-cutting supervisory teams to accommodate innovative and imaginative interdisciplinary PhD topics, and we welcome all proposals.

For further information on the three sections within the School, including subject-specific contacts:
General contacts for study:
• Undergraduate programmes: Dr. Zalfa Feghali -
Postgraduate taught/Masters programmes: Dr. Julian North -
Postgraduate research/PhD opportunities: Prof. James Chapman -

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