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UCL’s English Department has, throughout
its history, been a pioneer in the study of English language and
English literature, from Old English to current literature. Our
staff demonstrate a wide breadth
of expertise across many literary periods (Medieval, Renaissance,
Restoration, Romantic, Victorian and modern) and topics (such as
London and American literature) as well as in language, both its
history and its modern forms. Charlotte Mitchell, a Senior Honorary Lecturer, who studied and taught in the English Department, has produced a History of the English Department.
The varied syllabus of the UCL English Department,
with its shared emphasis on traditional literary skills and modern
thought, has been one of the most enduring and highly regarded in
Britain. UCL English students follow undergraduate programmes leading
to BA English or BA Modern Language Plus degrees, and MA programmes
in Medieval Literature, Shakespeare in History, English Linguistics
or Issues in Modern Culture. The Department also offers MPhil/PhD
supervision in a wide range of topics.
The Survey of English Usage, based in the Department, is an internationally renowned resource for the study of present day English and a world leader in corpus linguistics.