Postgraduate research opportunities

The University is one of the UK’s oldest, largest and most dynamic centres for the study of English literature and language.

We offer the following research study options: PhD, MLitt, MPhil, MRes and MFA (Creative Writing).

Our research areas include:

  • African literatures in English
  • American and Canadian literatures and cultures
  • Colonial and postcolonial studies
  • Critical theory
  • Environmental, energy and spatial humanities
  • History of the book
  • Irish literature and culture
  • Medical humanities
  • Modernism and the avant-garde
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Textual scholarship and editing
  • Travel writing