We are one of few university English departments in the world who teach and research in literature produced in Britain from the early medieval period to the present day as well as in anglophone literature from across the globe. We also offer Creative Writing at MA, PhD, and MLitt level.
Our subject range is made possible by our large and thriving community of around:
Explore our various courses, or engage with us on social media to discover our research.
Advance your studies or research with our world-class community of scholars and students.
See how we provide an inclusive and supportive working and teaching environment for all.
Find out more about the varied interests and expertise of our academic staff.
Find out more about what's on and join us at one of our many online or on-site public events.
Find out more about some of our current research initiatives and projects.
Find out about our latest research by following our social media feeds READ: Research English At Durham
This Halloween, Dr Naomi Booth, Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies and award-winning fiction writer tells us about horror writing and the Boggart, a forgotten folklore monster.
We are ranked 38th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
During National Storytelling Week, 30 January – 5 February, we have been hearing from three budding writers who are currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing in the Department of English Studies.
Durham’s celebrated Book Festival returns this year for another weekend in October, celebrating new writing with particular relevance to the North East. Our Department of English Studies and Durham University are thrilled to be associated with the event once again, taking pride in the roots the city has in its literature and wider culture.
Contact us to find out more about our courses and research.
77 Hallgarth Street
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2500
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 2501
Check out our list of FAQs or submit an enquiry form.
Order your personalised prospectus and College guide here.