School of the Arts, English and Drama

Postgraduate research

The School of the Arts, English and Drama offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment. Our research students are supported by our expert staff who have a diverse range of research interests and experience. Becoming a postgraduate research student in the School allows you to have the opportunity to work within an informal and friendly environment, whilst also becoming part of an innovative research community.

Students have access to shared working space and other facilities within the School. Students can apply for funding for presenting at conferences. In addition to the University’s extensive training provision, the School organises a more specific programme tailored to the needs of Art, English and Drama research, which includes practice-based methodologies.

Postgraduate study at the School offers opportunities for students to meet regularly with other students and academic staff by means of research forums, research seminars and involvement in the School’s Research Groups

Each student has two supervisors who provide academic support. Additional support and advice is provided by the Director of Research Degree Programmes and the Research Student Administrator.

We encourage students to present at conferences, publish, exhibit their work, and to contribute to our lively research community.

Current studentship competition

Amanda Bigler - an international PhD student

Amanda Bigler completed an MA in Creative Writing at Loughborough University and is now studying for a PhD. She talks about the publishing opportunities these courses have opened up to her.