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Students undertaking English Studies at Queen’s explore literatures in English in the widest possible sense. From the earliest writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’ literatures, students study English in its historical, cultural and ideological circumstances and material manifestations. Our language modules (also available on the Linguistics pathway) explore language structure and function; the day-to-day use of language, including in the media; and the major influences that have shaped English.

English Studies at Queen’s has an extraordinary heritage, as represented by its globally-esteemed writers, such as Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and T.S. Eliot Prize recipients Paul Muldoon and Ciaran Carson, among others. A new generation, such as Poetry Book Society ‘Next Generation Poet’ Dr Leontia Flynn, who also won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, continue a proud tradition.

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English Studies at Queen’s has an extraordinary heritage, as represented by its globally-esteemed writers, such as Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and T.S. Eliot Prize recipients Paul Muldoon and Ciaran Carson, among others. A new generation, such as Poetry Book Society ‘Next Generation Poet’ Dr Leontia Flynn, who also won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, continue a proud tradition.

Top 100
in the world for English Language and Literature
(QS World Rankings by Subject 2019)
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“I’ve always loved English and the course at Queen’s offers a variety of literary texts, as well as passionate lecturers. There is a lot of support available at Queen’s which is comforting. My confidence is growing every day. Belfast is an amazing city. I find the people very friendly and it’s easy to navigate.”

Lisa Cross (BA English Student)

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