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. Research students have the opportunity to undertake a limited amount of tutorial teaching in their second and third year. 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 the Senate House Library of the University of London and the British Library, both of which are nearby.