English language and literature

There is an established and lively research culture in English language and literature at the University of Westminster, which embraces a range of different critical approaches and covers all periods from the medieval to the contemporary. We publish work at the highest level, in books with major scholarly publishers and in internationally recognised journals in the field.

Diverse and wide-ranging, our research has offered new insights on how Chinese people are perceived in the UK, enhanced our understanding of how urban cultures are represented through writing and other art forms, and led to improvements in the teaching of phonetics and phonology, which are now being followed internationally.

Our research

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Research degrees

We offer a diverse and highly regarded research degree programme reinforced by our Graduate School.