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Top 50 English Language and Literature 2022 QS World University Rankings Logo

We're delighted to have risen 8 places in this year's QS World University Rankings for English Language and Literature - up to 36th in the world.

We have been in the Top 50 of the QS rankings for several years, and this 2022 result further cements and improves our position among the world's English departments.

Our success is a testament to the hard work and groundbreaking research of all our staff, and our students who inspire us. 

The QS rankings assessed over 17,700 subjects globally. Across Durham University an astonishing 12 of our subjects are ranked in the world top 50; and 19 in the world top 100.