School of English


The School of English is delighted that the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework place us 9th in the UK out of 89 submissions to the English Language and Literature panel. Our research environment is assessed at 90% ‘world leading’, placing us 3rd in the UK.

See the full REF results for the School of English 

We have long-established links with external partners, including the British Library, Charleston Literary Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Globe Theatre and many other arts organisations throughout the South East. We also host a number of specialist Research Centres.

Sussex is the lead institution of CHASE - the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts Southeast England - which brings together 9 institutions into an AHRC funded doctoral training partnership.  As well as funding up to 75 studentships annually for home and EU students, CHASE offers a wide array of training and development programmes that are open to all Sussex doctoral students, regardless of funding.