School of English and Languages

Welcome to the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey. The School brings together the academic disciplines of English literature, creative writing, modern languages, linguistics, intercultural communication and translation studies.

Highlights

OUR REPUTATION

1st in the 2016 National Student Survey for English
1st in the 2016 National Student Survey for Iberian Studies
5th in the Times and Sunday Times League Table 2017 - Creative Writing
6th in The Guardian League Table 2017 - Modern Languages & Linguistics
10th in the Times and Sunday Times League Table 2017 - English 
100% Employment rate for School graduates

Monica Ali – Distinguished Writer in Residence

Read our Q&A to learn more about the critically acclaimed author’s role at Surrey and discover her top tips for aspiring creative writers.

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Surrey Morphology Group (SMG)

In 2007, Surrey’s linguists created a modern dictionary and online resource for Archi, an endangered language spoken by about 1,200 people in the remote highlands of Dagestan, Russia. The Surrey Morphology Group concentrates on some of the most complex and interesting languages in the world. Find out more.

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The Literary Legacy of Surrey

Surrey has a rich literary heritage and many well-known writers have strong links to the area, renowned for its picturesque villages and the Surrey Hills

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Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Established in 1982 CTS has an international reputation for innovative teaching, scholarship and research in Translation Studies.

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Clare Holt, MFA Creative Writing

MFA Creative Writing student Clare Holt shares her experiences studying at Surrey and how it led to the publication of a book of short stories, launched at the 2016 Surrey New Writers Festival.

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Global Graduate Award (GGA)

Find out more about our free language courses open to all students in the University 

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English Language Programmes

Find out more about our English Language support programme, pre-sessional courses and IELTS test centre

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Lecturer in Spanish and Translation Studies Dr Lucy Bell’s blog for the Huffington Post

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Undergraduate Programmes

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IELTS

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Evening Language Classes

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Postgraduate Programmes

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School of English and Languages Blog

Latest news

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Dr Ana Frankenberg-Garcia awarded AHRC grant

Dr Ana Frankenberg-Garcia has been awarded a large AHRC grant entitled 'Collocaid': combining learner needs, lexicographic data and digital writing environments to help learners write more idiomatically. 

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Lecturer in Spanish awarded AHRC Research Grant

Dr Lucy Bell (University of Surrey), in collaboration with Alex Flynn (University of Durham), has been awarded a Research Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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University of Surrey Professor wins highly prestigious award

Professor Diane Watt wins a major research fellowiship from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust

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