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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 25 September - 1 October.

Our main induction and welcome event will be on Tuesday, 26 September, from 12-3pm (including lunch) in S0.20 (Social Sciences, Ground floor) . At the induction, you will learn about all the course procedures, events and activities, and wellbeing, and social life. You will have a chance to meet staff and other current students over the lunch. 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. This event will take place on Wednesday, 11 October, 5-7pm in the Student Hub (5th Floor, Faculty of Arts Building.)

Directly before this event on 11 October, at 4pm-5pm in the Student Hub, we'll also be hosting a general meet up for all ECLS PGT/PGR students and MA convenors.

Attend the Active Bystander Workshop online on Thursday 28th, 3-4pm Click here to join the meeting. More information is available here:

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. These include:

PGR Welcome Walk . Link opens in a new windowPlease select the Thursday, 28 September 14:00-15:00 to avoid conflicting with the mandatory PG induction session.

PGR meet and greet - Online event- Meet and greet other new PGRs that have recently started, informal opportunity to meet online.

  • Wednesday 27th September 2023 10:00
  • Wednesday 27th September 2023 18:00

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

  • Wednesday 27th September 2023 14:00- Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 28th September 2023 11:00- Microsoft Teams
  • Fri 29th September 2023 11:00- Microsoft Teams

PGR Welcome EventLink opens in a new window

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 from 15:00 at The Chancellor’s suite, Rootes Building. Opportunity for new Postgraduate Researchers a chance to meet other new researchers, find out about opportunities available to researcher outside your department.

If you are a Chancellor's International Scholarship student, please see the Postgraduate Research New Starters Page page for more 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; if you're a PGR MPhil/PhD student, you should use

You can also contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Ross Forman:; or the Head of Department, Professor Paulo de Medeiros: 

MA modules 2023-2024

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 from the list below*:

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).