D27: English Language and Literature


English's distinctive strengths are grouped into several informal research clusters: Creative Writing; Critical-creative Writing; Welsh Writing in English; Women’s Writing; Textuality and Cultural Spaces; and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

While our English research ranges from the medieval period to the present day, it also has a particularly strong commitment to the south Wales valleys in which the University is situated.


REF Highlights

  • 66% of our English research is world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 
  • 79% of our outputs are world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 
  • Joint second in Wales for impact out of five universities - based on 4* 
  • Joint eighth for impact out of 43 post-92 universities - based on 4*


Unit of Assessment Results

% 4* % 3* % ≤ 2*
Overall 31 35 34
Outputs 31.6 47.3 21.1
Impact 50.0 0.0 50.0
Environment 0.0 40.0 60.0

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Impact Case Studies