About the School
Nottingham’s School of English is staffed by vibrant, international academics with a wide range of teaching and research experience. Our staff and students work side-by-side to investigate a wide range of topics around the use of English, both in literature and in everyday language. Students investigate how language shapes, and is shaped by, the dynamic environments in which it is used.
Research in English
The School of English offers research opportunities across a wide variety of topics related to English, and draws on the resources of Nottingham’s renowned Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL)
, an interdisciplinary research centre devoted to describing and understanding language as it is acquired and used in the real world. Research students work closely with two allocated supervisors who assist them in planning, executing and writing up of their research.
The School’s global footprint allows you to draw on the supervisory expertise of over eighty staff specialising in aspects of English across the three campuses, and to spend periods of time in the UK and China. You can also enjoy access to dedicated funds to cover research and resources costs and to help disseminate your findings at local and international conferences.
The School features a world-class network of researchers and academics, which offers a wide range of research opportunities. It equips you with the skills to succeed in a variety of careers, including broadcasting, publishing, teaching, advertising, marketing, publishing, journalism, communications, business, banking, law, human resources, and public relations, just to name a few. Former research students hold senior posts in top-tier universities across the world and prominent positions in government and the private sector.
The University employs the best educators to its schools and departments, and the School of English at Nottingham is no exception. We have ambitious expansion plans to meet our teaching and research needs. Our academic staff come from across the globe, including the UK, Canada and the US, and bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise. Research expertise within the School includes systemic functional linguistics, 19th century socialist literature, British and American literature, computer-mediated communication, and the use of metaphor in inter-religious dialogue.
As well as collaborating with their counterparts in the UK and China, the School staff also work closely with colleagues based elsewhere in the faculty, especially specialists in English language and literary, film, TV and cultural studies in the School of Education and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.