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

Prospective and Current PhD Students

English Literature is home to many PhD students (full time and part time) undertaking interdisciplinary research across a range of areas.

PhD students are encouraged to participate in the wide-ranging research culture at School, College, and University levels. PhD students can also apply to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant during their studies. 

If you are interested in applying for PhD study in English Literature at Glasgow, the first step is to identify and contact a prospective supervisor for an informal discussion about your ideas.