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)

We are part of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

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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