List of top leading English departments:

University of York (UK) - It is officially recognised as the UK's best Department of English for research. According to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the Department is positioned at the head of the league table for research quality. The Department has an exceptionally large and lively graduate community, with students coming from many countries around the world.

Durham University (UK) - English Studies at Durham University is one of the top English Departments in the country, offering teaching and research of the highest quality. The Department is consistently rated as a top 5 or higher English Department by the Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide. In the 2008 RAE, 90% of the research activity in the Department was judged to be of international standing.

University of Dundee (UK) - It is consistently rated as among the top English Departments in Scotland by both The Guardian and The Times Higher Education Good University Guide. It is rated the 7th best University English Department in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2009.

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) - The English Department at Royal Holloway has won a reputation as one of the most dynamic departments of English in the country. In the RAE 2008, 90% of the work submitted by the Department was judged to be of international standard with 30% assessed as world-leading (4*), 35% as internationally excellent (3*) and 25% as internationally recognised (2*). Overall, the Department was ranked one of the top three English Departments in London.

University of Michigan (USA) - The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan has long been recognized as one of the top English departments in the US. The Department awarded its first graduate degree in 1886.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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