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REF 2021: Unit of Assessment 27

UOA 27: English Language and Literature

Find out about our REF 2021 submission to UOA 27. 

English research at BU is distinctive in its focus on contemporary literary cultures and markets and the relationship between literature and the media, responding to its positioning within a Faculty of Media and Communication. As such it provides a vital contribution to the field of English today, particularly in mapping out new areas of enquiry and interdisciplinary approaches to the latest technological innovations and providing world-leading research in emerging fields such as comic studies and the medical humanities.  

This is the first time BU has submitted to this Unit of Assessment, representing the increased diversity of research staff. Our inclusive environment embraces institutional and international collaborations, with community and industry outreach a key component of our research approach.

Find out about the impact of our research: