One of the largest and oldest English departments in all the UK
Ranked 15th in the world and 5th in the UK
Our new Creative Writing PhD is now open for applications
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Ours is one of the very first English departments in the world, and one which remains world-leading both in its research and its teaching.
Our vibrant English Department offers you the chance to discover a huge variety of exciting texts from all periods, genres, styles and manifestations.
Our postgraduates are taught and supervised by staff rich in professional experience, including poets, novelists and theatrical practitioners.
Areas of particular academic expertise represented within the King's Department of English
The varied impacts of recent King's Department of English research projects
A full list of the King's Department of English publications
29 July 2020
AHRC project explores the WHO’s warning about an ‘infodemic’ and the harmful impact of conspiracy…
14 July 2020
Professor Lara Feigel launches her debut novel, 'The Group', a book about female friendship and…
8 July 2020
Dr Martina Zimmermann, from the Department of English, has been awarded a UK Research and Innovation…
2 July 2020
Niamh Campbell, who completed a PhD in English at King's College London, has received strong…
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