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bar oxbridge which is the best english department in terms of rep? Just cos sum1 i no is thinking about applying to do english next year and she waz askin me and i don't have a clue and she said she doesn't wanna go 2 oxbridge.
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bar oxbridge which is the best english department in terms of rep? Just cos sum1 i no is thinking about applying to do english next year and she waz askin me and i don't have a clue and she said she doesn't wanna go 2 oxbridge.
york's english is good.
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Nottingham is good too
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bar oxbridge which is the best english department in terms of rep? Just cos sum1 i no is thinking about applying to do english next year and she waz askin me and i don't have a clue and she said she doesn't wanna go 2 oxbridge.
ucl's and durham's english departments are supposed to be gd too
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bar oxbridge which is the best english department in terms of rep? Just cos sum1 i no is thinking about applying to do english next year and she waz askin me and i don't have a clue and she said she doesn't wanna go 2 oxbridge.
English (top ten)

Cambridge
Oxford
York
University College London
Durham
Cardiff
Edinburgh
Royal Holloway
St Andrews
Warwick
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English (top ten)

Cambridge
Oxford
York
University College London
Durham
Cardiff
Edinburgh
Royal Holloway
St Andrews
Warwick
However don't rely solely on the above list...i'm surprised several universities with five star ratings for their departments don't feature.
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However don't rely solely on the above list...i'm surprised several universities with five star ratings for their departments don't feature.
Lol, If you look at the Guardian's table than half of them don't feature :rolleyes:

And Warwick should be higher (not that I'm biased... )

As well as those already mentioned, Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter are also highly respected.
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Lol, If you look at the Guardian's table than half of them don't feature :rolleyes:

And Warwick should be higher (not that I'm biased... )

As well as those already mentioned, Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter are also highly respected.
I used the times online - apparantly a reliable source but i still don't trust the ranking tables.
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queen mary is better than oxbridge for english lit, it got 5* only people don't realize this cos' its not so high up in the league table for all subjects.
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queen mary is better than oxbridge for english lit, it got 5* only people don't realize this cos' its not so high up in the league table for all subjects.
Its teaching is probably poor though. UEA's department is good too. Andrew Motion lectures I think, and Kazuo Ishiguro is a graduate.
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Exeter's good for English - has a good reputation too.

Also very good if you're into creative writing - in 2nd and 3rd years you can choose creative writing modules. Also JK Rowling was a past Exeter student!

Obviously can't compare cos I only go to one Uni but they were certainly the best at promoting it to me (in comparison with Swansea, Cardiff, Southampton, Portsmouth).
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- Yale
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- Yale
haha

i know someone who did english at princeton.
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Its teaching is probably poor though. UEA's department is good too. Andrew Motion lectures I think, and Kazuo Ishiguro is a graduate.
I dont think it's that poor.. 6/6 in teaching inspection anyway
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Princeton is very good as well, but for English, Yale is tops IMO.
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queen mary is better than oxbridge for english lit, it got 5* only people don't realize this cos' its not so high up in the league table for all subjects.
I don't think you can seriously say that queen mary is better than cambridge for English! I think the Times league tables for English are pretty accurate.

Bear in mind only 6 English deparments in the country received 5*A ratings, one of them being Durham.

Having been on a Durham departmental open day, I can honestly say that I was bowled over by the quality of the department - it is far and away teh best I have seen, and I have been to open days at Warwick, Nottingham, Birmingham and Exeter.
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Hi, I know that the English Department at the University of Leeds is very good and is well respected. The Department got 5* for their RAE.
You have to be good at English to be offered a place as they require ABB with an A in English!

I hope that helps.

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all the departments with the top rankings
are very excellent indeed. how do you choose
between them? my suggestion is to choose
somewhere u would like living in and where
there's a good atmosphere in the dept.
overall reputation of the uni will also add
value to ur degree.
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fionah, 6/6 for teaching?! please, where do you get such twaddle. teaching is out of 24, research out of 5*. if you aren't going to chose oxbridge then chose UCL or King's for English - certainly on reputation they come after oxbridge, and hey they are in london.
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