School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Postgraduate English Literature


We offer four postgraduate degrees focusing on English Literature, including one doctoral degree.

Studying English Literature

Our taught and research postgraduate programmes will cover a range of periods from medieval to contemporary literature. You'll benefit from the expert knowledge of our academics and work within an energetic and creative School. The School's research was ranked 3rd for quality in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and all impact was classified as 'world-leading'.

Our postgraduate degrees are:

Our MPhil, PHD course is a research-oriented programme which allows you to study in a specialist area of literature. We have a lively community of 200 postgraduate students based in the Percy Building where the majority of your seminars and tutorials will take place. 

Research training and funding

Our programmes are underpinned by a range of innovative research training modules.

Many funding opportunities are available for UK and EU students through the School and our collaborative partners.