Founded in 1894, the English Department at Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing. With a beautiful medieval campus, and exceptional library resources dating back over five hundred years, Aberdeen is an excellent place to study English at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Every period of literature is taught, from medieval to contemporary, and the staff include specialists in English, Scottish, Irish and American literature. 

The Department has an international research profile, and is associated with major scholarly projects such as the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels of Walter Scott. Research centres include the Centre for the Novel, the interdiciplinary Sir Herbert Grierson Centre and the world-famous Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. The Department also has a proud tradition of creative writing, is home to the WORD Centre for Creative Writing, and is closely involved with the annual May Festival.

For further information about our undergraduate programme, please see the links below.