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New postgraduate students

Welcome to English at Warwick! We have a thriving and lively intellectual community of postgraduates in the department, and we're very much looking forward to meeting you in the new term.

The department will be in touch with information about our Welcome events over the summer.

Welcome Week

Our Welcome Week is 23-27 September 2024.

Our main induction and welcome event will be on Tuesday, 24 September, from 12-3pm (including lunch) [Room tba]. At the induction, you will learn about all the course procedures, events and activities, wellbeing, and social life. You will have a chance to meet staff and other current students over the lunch. Please let us know if you have any access requirements. Attendance at the induction is highly encouraged.

There will also be an additional induction for international students, run by Dr Nancy Jiang, to introduce you to postgraduate study at Warwick. Details of the date and time are forthcoming.


Attend the Active Bystander Workshop online on Thursday 26th, 2-3 pm, in the Woods-Scawen theatre at the Warwick Arts Centre.
More information is available here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/dean-of-students-office/community-values-education/.

PhD Students

The Doctoral College Welcome Resources pageLink opens in a new window has tons of useful information for you about starting your PhD journey. Details of events during Welcome Week will be posted once available.

Research Development OnlineLink opens in a new window

10 things I wished I’d known at the start of my PhD- get some great tips and avoid their mistakes. Meet current and just qualified PhDs; meet current researchers and facilitators. Book on a session on SkillsForge

Details of these sessions will be posted once available.

PGR Welcome EventLink opens in a new window

TBA. Opportunity for new Postgraduate Researchers a chance to meet other new researchers, find out about opportunities available to researcher outside your department.

The Postgraduate Research New Starters Page page also has important and useful details.Link opens in a new window

Contact details

If you're a PGT student registered on one of our MA courses, please address any queries to PGEnglish@warwick.ac.uk; if you're a PGR MPhil/PhD student, you should use PGREnglish@warwick.ac.uk.

You can also contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Ross Forman (to September 2024): r.g.forman@warwick.ac.uk and Nicholas Lawrence (from September 2024) N.Lawrence@warwick.ac.uk; or the Head of Department, Professor Paulo de Medeiros: p.de-medeiros@warwick.ac.uk 

MA modules 2024-2025

If you're studying on one of our MA courses - English Literature, World Literature, English and Drama, Critical and Cultural Theory, or Environmental Humanities - you will be able to choose a selection of modules.* The modules for 2024-2025 have not been finalized, but the list below shows the modules that were offered in 2023-2024:

Fundamentals in World Literature
Critical Theory Today
Feminist Literary Theory
Marxism and Modernity
World Literature in the Anthropocene
Petrofiction: Studies in World Literature
Queer Theory in Praxis
Shakespeare in History
The Development of English Drama 1558-1642
Drama and Performance Theory
Critical Environments
Yiddish Women in World Literature
The Caribbean: Reading the World Ecology
*You can take one 30 CATS module from outside of the department, including the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATLLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window).

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