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  • English at Northumbria is ranked 21st for research power in the UK, out of 92 institutions.
  • This is a rise of 5 places since 2014
  • 50% of our research impact is rated as outstanding (4*), the highest rank
  • 90% of the subject area’s research outputs are rated as internationally excellent (3*) and world-leading (4*) 

English at Northumbria is focused around three main areas of activity: Literature, Linguistics, and Creative Writing. Our interests range from the regional to the transnational and from the early modern to the contemporary, and we draw on research methods that include the archival and historical, theoretical and conceptual, and the creative. Interdisciplinarity and meaningful partnerships with local, national and international communities are central to our work and we believe that the most important challenges of the modern world can be best met through research that crosses traditional boundaries. Our vibrant research culture and cross-disciplinary approach creates an exciting environment for world-leading, transformative research in English. 

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