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English and Humanities (MPhil / PhD)

Programme status: Fully Approved

The Department of English and Humanities offers committed, enthusiastic and dynamic research-based teaching, with a constantly evolving curriculum sensitive to developments in contemporary culture.

We actively foster the creation of a lively graduate intellectual community and our students' professional development. A large number of our recent PhD graduates have successfully obtained permanent academic posts in leading universities in Britain, the United States and other countries.

We welcome applications for research in all areas of English, cultural studies and related areas, including: Old English, Old Norse, medieval literature and culture, the Renaissance and early modern periods, the Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian studies, the modern and contemporary periods, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, theatre studies, poetics and creative writing (including practice-based research).

Find out more about current students' research projects.

English and Humanities research students are invited to apply for 2 research internship placements at the Globe Theatre to run from November 2015 to the start of February 2016. Read a blog post by a student who recently undertook a placement at the Globe.