School of English research degrees
Our research degrees allow you to dive deep into the area that most interests you. You’ll gain extensive knowledge of your chosen specialism, and make your own meaningful contribution to your field in turn.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 92% of our submitted published work was rated as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent". This excellence, combined with the breadth of our specialisms, makes our School the perfect place to pursue a research degree.
As a research student in our School, you’ll be a valued member of our vibrant and innovative research community. With expert guidance from your supervisors you’ll produce work that’s original, thorough and refined.
Our School is home to many active practitioners in creative writing and performance-based theatre studies, and has links with cultural organisations nationwide. This allows us to offer supervision in these fields that’s informed by insights from industry and creative practice, as well as pioneering research.
'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'
Submitted research outputs - REF 2021