The department has specialists in every period of English and American literature, as well as English language, and offers a full programme of research seminars – at which papers are given by invited speakers and graduate students themselves – regular classes in research methods, and career development workshops. Students from the department have participated as visiting scholars at Yale as part of the UCL-Yale Collaborative Partnership. Students have automatic access to an incomparable range of archives and libraries, including Senate House Library and the British Library, both of which are nearby.