About the School of Arts

The School of Arts was formed in August 2016 and brought together (the former):

  • School of English
    (spanning English Literature, English Language, and Creative Writing)
  • Department of History of Art and Film
    (including Film Studies, History of Art, and Architecture)
  • School of Modern Languages
    (encompassing French, Italian, Spanish, and Translation Studies)

Our areas of interest

Particular concentrations in the School include:

  • Victorian Studies
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • The Country House and Heritage
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Early Modern Culture
  • Art and Architecture
  • Visual Culture
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • TESOL
  • Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Film and Media

View our research themes and research centres.

We have a strong focus on Linguistics and English for Education and we are also jointly-home to the Centre for American Studies.

In addition, we house Languages at Leicester, which delivers the teaching of languages from across the globe and provides a major service both to the University and local community.

We accommodate visiting scholars supported by international scholarships, as well as a vibrant cadre of UK, European and international PhD students, who not only receive expert academic supervision but are supported throughout their studies by a dedicated programme of research and language training.

The School is in an excellent position to establish cross-cutting supervisory teams to accommodate innovative and imaginative interdisciplinary PhD topics, and we welcome all proposals.

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