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About us

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is a multi-discipline School that values critical rigour, creative thinking, and intellectual inquisitiveness.

We think across disciplines; are committed both to our location of culture and to internationalism; and ensure that our graduates are equipped for the world of work.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes provide both practical skills and an opportunity to explore – and intervene in – contemporary debates about literature, language, cultural identity and the business of being human.

Our facilities

We are located in the John Percival Building, which is next to the Arts and Social Studies Library, and within easy walking distance of our facilities and support services and Cardiff’s vibrant city centre. We are a community of more than one thousand students, around sixty full-time academic staff, and an experienced team of administrators and technicians.

Influential research

In each of our research areas, we combine traditional scholarship with a record of innovative work.  In the latest nationwide assessment of University research quality, we were ranked 10th for English Language and Literature (which includes Creative Writing). In the same exercise, our Philosophy department was ranked 4th in the UK for research impact.

We celebrate ideas and conceptual strength, believing that high quality research in our disciplines can, in meaningful ways, enhance the world.