The Faculty of English Language and Literature at Oxford is the largest in Britain. They are consistently voted the top university for English by the Guardian University Guide, with a score of 100 per cent. The Faculty has a very distinguished research and teaching record, with teaching graded ‘Excellent’ in every Quality Assurance Exercise.

Ranking of Top UK institutions for English language:
League Table 2010 (top 10 list):
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 UCL
4 Durham
5 York
=5 Exeter
7 Warwick
8 Queen Mary, London
9 Leeds
=9 St Andrews
Source: The Times

League Table 2004:
Rank, Institution, Guardian teaching score/100
1 Sussex 81
2 Cambridge 78
3 Oxford 78
4 King's Col, London 77
5 Falmouth Col of Arts 75
6 Nottingham 75
7 Bristol 74
8 York 74
9 Hertfordshire 73
10 Glamorgan 73
11 Stirling 73
12 Cardiff 73
13 University College London 72
14 Warwick 72
15 Queen Mary, London 72
16 Durham 71
17 Exeter 70
18 Nottingham Trent 69
19 Glasgow 67
20 Oxford Brookes 67
21 Sheffield 67
22 Leeds 66
23 St Andrews 66
24 Leicester 66
25 Birmingham 65
26 Liverpool 65
27 West of England 64
28 Bath Spa Uni Col 64
29 Edinburgh 64
30 Manchester 63
31 Keele 63
32 Kingston 63
33 Northumbria Uni at Newcastle 63
34 Wales, Aberystwyth 63
35 Goldsmiths Col 62
36 Newcastle 62
37 Dundee 62
38 Royal Holloway 62
39 Derby 61
40 Ulster 61
41 Essex 61
42 Buckinghamshire Chilterns Uni Col 61
43 Southampton 61
44 Wolverhampton 61
45 South Bank 61
46 Swansea Institute of HE 60
47 Chester Col of HE 60
48 APU 60
49 Aberdeen 60
50 Westminster 59
51 East Anglia 59
52 Kent at Canterbury 59
53 Leeds Metropolitan 59
54 Lincoln 59
55 Queen's Belfast 59
56 Sunderland 58
57 De Montfort 58
58 Roehampton 58
59 Uni Col Northampton 58
60 Central England 57
61 Uni Col Chichester 57
62 Gloucestershire 57
63 Lancaster 57
64 Loughborough 56
65 St Martin's Col 56
66 Hull 56
67 King Alfred's Col 56
68 Liverpool Hope Col 56
69 Reading 56
70 Trinity Col, Carmarthen 56
71 Bishop Grosseteste Col 55
72 Central Lancashire 55
73 Greenwich 55
74 Teesside 55
75 Brunel 55
76 Sheffield Hallam 55
77 St Mary's Col 55
78 Uni Col Worcester 55
79 Liverpool John Moores 55
80 Manchester Metropolitan 55
81 Staffordshire 55
82 Col of St Mark & St John 54
83 Wales, Newport 54
84 Edge Hill Col of HE 54
85 Huddersfield 53
86 Canterbury Christ Church Uni Col 52
87 Wales, Swansea 52
88 Portsmouth 50
89 Trinity & All Saints College 49
90 Wales, Bangor 49
91 York St John Col 49
92 Wales, Lampeter 48
93 North-East Wales Institute of HE 48
94 Salford 47
95 Brighton 46
96 Plymouth 45
97 Strathclyde 44
Source: Guardian

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
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