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, film studies, modern languages, linguistics, intercultural communication and translation studies.
Our subject areas
We are ranked in the top three for modern languages and linguistics in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and in the top 10 for creative writing in the Complete University Guide 2019.
What our students say
"Doing a year on placement has given me so much perspective about the world of work, the different fields that exist and most importantly, my personal strengths and weaknesses."
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Other ways to study with us
We offer evening language courses, a Global Graduate Award in Languages, and intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies. We are also a British Council accredited IELTS test centre.
The literary legacy of Surrey
Lecturer in creative writing, Paul Vlitos discusses Guildford’s literary history and explains how the English courses at Surrey tie in with the rich culture that surrounds our university.
Our staff members
Head of the School of Literature and Languages, Professor of English Literature
Prof Bran Nicol
Bran Nicol is Professor of English Literature and Head of the School of Literature and Languages. He joined the University of Surrey in 2012, having previously been Director of the Centre for Studies in Literature at the University of Portsmouth.
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Latest blog posts
Looking Back at ‘Centennial Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and the Arts – Local, National, Transnational’
Three participants in the recent ‘Centennial Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and the Arts –...
Strange Blood? Nordic Debates about Belonging and Otherness Dr. Donna McCormack, of the School of Literature...