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Postgraduate Study

Some of our English postgraduates enjoying a book

Join one of the best departments in the world for English and Comparative Literary Studies

Our warm and vibrant research community is one of the largest in the UK, with a diverse student body of around 110 postgraduates every year. We offer a full calendar of seminars, symposiums, and conferences, with a busy diary of speakers from around the world. We also offer funding for postgraduate study, and career development support during your time here.

Find out more on each of our individual course pages below; and more about our department here.

Taught courses

Develop your expert knowledge in literary studies, as well as a range of transferable skills, with one our Masters programmes. Our excellent staff-to-student ratio means you'll be supported every step of the way, and challenged to take your intellectual and professional ambitions to the next level.

Research programmes

Produce cutting-edge research under the supervision of one of our expert staff members with one of our Postgraduate research courses. You'll benefit from facilities including extensive library resources and archive collections, helping you achieve your research ambitions.


Sources: Top 20 English departments in the QS World University Rankings; first for research quality in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.