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
- 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.