ECL is ranked in the top 200 English departments in the world and the top 20 in the UK by the QS World University Rankings. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, 65% of the critical and creative writing produced by the academic staff was judged to be of 3* or 4* standard, which means that our research publications meet international standards of excellence.
We are distinctive in the intellectual range of our teaching and research. Our main field of critical inquiry extends from Old English literature to twenty-first century literatures in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Our earliest focus is on Classical literature and our latest on Creative Writing. Teaching, at all levels, is research- and/or practice-led, combining the analytical and the creative to offer distinctive courses in literary criticism and linguistics as well as in creative writing taught by some of the most prominent contemporary British poets and novelists.
"I was introduced to books and poems that changed my understanding of literature and culture at Goldsmiths. I felt free and able to study in greater detail the things that drove my passions. Nurturing this independence of thought has had a significant influence on my subsequent adult life."
(BA English, 2001; MA 20th-century Literature and Its Intellectual Contexts, 2002)
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