We’re home to internationally renowned writers, including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Adam Foulds, James Smythe, Iain Sinclair, Melvin Burgess, Professor David Harsent and Professor Fiona Sampson.
We have our own academic publishing house and a partnership with a major literary festival. The Department has a thriving calendar of student-led and alumni events as well as seminars, masterclasses, and conferences - most of which are open to the public.
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Our students agree our courses are something special. We achieved 97% and 92% overall satisfaction for English Literature and Creative Writing courses (2014 National Student Survey).
Our postgraduate courses offer rich and varied professional writing courses with specialised pathways in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Fiction for Young Readers.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 80% of all our research publications were ranked as "world leading" or "internationally excellent" for their impact.
The Department is home to the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, regarded as the premier institution for children's literature research in Britain.
In 2013, we launched The Roehampton Poetry Centre, placing the department at the forefront of the UK poetry scene.
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