The English Department offers a range of taught Masters and research degrees, including several interdisciplinary programmes in conjunction with other departments. 

Within English, there are opportunities for postgraduate study and research in any period of literature and language from the Renaissance to the present day. 

Our taught MLitt programmes (lasting one-year full-time or two years part-time) provide research training for those intending to progress to MPhil or PhD while also offering a self-contained Masters degree built around coursework and a final dissertation. All our programmes are modular, the balance of core courses and electives being designed to lay solid foundations whilst allowing students to develop their own specialisms.

Most elective courses are part of several MLitt programmes simultaneously, which means you will meet students from across the School of Language & Literature and other disciplines. Each of the MLitt programmes is also linked to one or more of our research centres, opening up further contact with other students, staff and visiting scholars. 

At MPhil and PhD level, the Department provides research supervision with experienced staff who will give expert guidance and support throughout your studies. Postgraduate students are a vital part of our academic community, and every attempt is made to involve you in the intellectual life of the Department, the School and the University. 

On these pages you will find detailed information about postgraduate degrees and courses. You will also find advice and useful links to help with applying and funding.