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English Literature and Creative Writing

Reading group at the John Rylands library


English and Creative Writing at Manchester currently has thirty eight full-time staff analysing over 1000 years of literature and culture.

In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework:

  • 75% of our research outputs were graded either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • 100% of our research environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • 100% of our impact case-studies were graded either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’.
  • 83% of our research activity received these classifications, with 38% graded as 4*.

World ranking

In the QS World University Rankings 2018, English Language and Literature at Manchester is ranked joint 29th in the world and 8th in the UK.