English and Media research

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


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


English Language and Intercultural Communication


English Language and Linguistics


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

Research Excellence Framework 2014

English Literature


Film Studies and Media Studies




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