Professor Tim Kendall, Head of English
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- 1st in the UK for world leading research in English
- In top 100 worldwide rankings for subject (QS World University Rankings 2012-3)
- Ranked in the UK’s top 10 for English in the major league tables for 2013
- Ranked 2nd amongst the Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2012)2
- £1.2 million external research funding awarded in 2011/12
- 39 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years
- Flexible English Studies MA with seven specialist pathways and a broad range of modules
- Unique postgraduate opportunities at our stunning £100 million Cornwall Campus, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research
- Biggest film-related archive in the UK outside the British Film Institute and unique resources in 19th-century fiction and culture
Message from Professor Tim Kendall, Head of English
English at the University of Exeter performs outstandingly well in national surveys of higher education. We are currently ranked first in the UK for 'world-leading research', and we are in the UK’s top 10 for English in The Times Good University Guide 2013, and The Complete University and Guardian guides 2013.
The Department aims to provide an unrivalled graduate experience. We work very closely with our students to improve the quality of our modules. Our dedication and efforts are recognised by our students, as highlighted by the department winning ‘Best Subject’ in the University’s latest Student Guild awards.
We have a rich and diverse graduate culture at both Masters and Doctoral level, backed up by strong supervisory and teaching expertise and extensive research resources in a number of areas. Beyond their immediate interests and concerns, our students are encouraged to participate widely in the research culture of the Department, the College and the University by exposure to a stimulating and diverse range of debates. Students at Exeter work in a lively, productive and enriching environment which encourages and supports them as they strive to achieve their intellectual ambitions.
Professor Tim Kendall
Head of English
1RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4*
2based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities