School of Literature and Languages

Welcome to the School of Literature 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

Our English Literature programme achieved 100% overall satisfaction in NSS 2017

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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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Creative Writing

Ranked 10th by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, Creative Writing at Surrey enables you to benefit from the wide-ranging expertise and passion of a vibrant group of published authors and academics including our Distinguished Writer in Residence, Monica Ali.

 

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 Literature and Languages Blog

Latest news

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Debut thriller released by Jack Probyn

Final year English Literature with Creating Writing student

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Celebrating 30 years of Erasmus at Surrey

Since records began, the University of Surrey has sent more than 2,000 students to study or work to another part of the EU with Erasmus funding.

 Celebrating 30 years of Erasmus at Surrey

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The Sphinx Swindle: The Ballashiels Mysteries Novella

A new ebook out now by our very own Stewart Ferris (MA in Creative Writing)

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