English and Media research


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Home to more than 50 research students, our department has a thriving graduate research culture, including links with the University of Cambridge's Faculty of English, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies and Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). Together, we have organised postgraduate conferences that  attracted delegates from all over the country.


Selected research student profiles

Recent thesis titles

(pdf)

Research events

Faculty research team

For advice on applications, funding and training


We particularly welcome cross disciplinary research in: 


  • renaissance and nineteenth century literature
  • children’s fiction; diaspora/migration studies
  • science fiction and fantasy
  • modernism
  • religion and literature/popular culture
  • gender and queer studies.

Our research degrees:

Creative Writing

PhD/MPhil

English Language and Intercultural Communication

PhD/MPhil

English Language and Linguistics

PhD/MPhil

We were awarded world-leading status for our English Language & Literature and our Communication, Cultural & Media Studies research.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

English Literature

PhD/MPhil

Film Studies and Media Studies

PhD/MPhil

Publishing

PhD/MPhil


Our related research clusters: