University of Nottingham Malaysia

Research in the School of English

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The University of Nottingham’s School of English is one of the oldest and most successful departments in the University, and is known globally for its international-quality teaching and research. With a division of English already operating at the University’s campus in Ningbo, it was a natural step to open a school at UNMC in 2013.

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.

Global footprint

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.

Career prospects

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.

Staff expertise

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.


School of English
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8000
f:  +6 (03) 8924 8005
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

DULN001(B) (473520-K)

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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