English provides a dynamic, creative and technically supportive environment for postgraduate study. We offer a thriving and supportive community with a proven record for publications of international excellence.

Why choose to study English with us?

Creative Arts offers outstanding opportunities across a wide remit and we have a great reputation within the league tables.

We have a leading reputation

8th in the UK for English (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2020)

Want to undertake a research degree? You can do that too

Our research is unique and expansive

A unique range of research opportunities encompass post-medieval literature, publishing, linguistics studies and creative writing, including theatre, fiction and poetry.

Our students are supported by expert staff with a diverse range of research interests and experience. We have a variety of active research groups, some of which are comprised of a multidisciplinary group of researchers, such as our Gendered Lives group. Find our more about our research opportunities.

It's all about you

We provide many exciting ways to enhance skills, including research-led teaching by recognised international scholars, access to multi-million pound facilities, contact with prominent industry links, and superb entrepreneurial support.

You'll have access to an extensive range of facilities

In recent years, £3.5 million has been invested in an extensive range of facilities designed to help students throughout their studies and equip them for their future endeavours.

Our campus is one of the largest single-site campuses in the UK, is home to almost 17,000 students, 4,000 of whom are studying at postgraduate level. You will benefit from a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, with comprehensive support systems and incredible opportunities to get involved in social activities, sport, volunteering and the arts.

We cater specifically for the different needs of our programmes with state-of-the art facilities and a rich range of different research methodologies, from archival research to new digital approaches.

You will have full access to a range of outstanding learning facilities, including newly refurbished study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and a variety of offices for seminars and small-group activities. These inspiring spaces enable you to explore numerous creative possibilities and produce work of an industry-standard.

Our new study areas are fantastic spaces for both individual and group study. Our breakout space situated in Martin Hall is a popular area for students to collaborate on projects.