Postgraduate study and research in English, Drama and Writing Studies

You can pursue study and research in literary studies, drama, cultural and critical theory, critical and creative writing.

You can also extend methodological skills and follow up particular interests through coursework. You can work with scholars actively engaged with literary, cultural and creative studies.

A postgraduate degree in English can give you a high level of cultural fluency based on the study of literature from many periods and perspectives. You can develop advanced skills in writing, analysis and critical thinking. These adaptive skills are needed in many careers, organisations and consultancies.

Postgraduate careers

Our graduates include those who have successfully advanced to positions in the arts and creative industries, such as advertising and web design, media and television, as well as teaching at all levels, the diplomatic service, librarianship, public relations, publishing and university administration.

Meet some of our students and graduates.

Graduate culture

The Graduate Adviser runs orientation and induction sessions for all incoming graduate students. We invite all graduate students to attend and participate in research seminars and conferences, including the annual PhD presentation day. Our Postgraduate Association runs reading and writing groups.

Graduate students are frequently employed as Graduate Teaching Assistants or research assistants on staff projects whenever possible, and we can also assist you to further your studies overseas.

Recent graduate research topics

You can access a complete list of masters and doctoral theses undertaken within English, Drama and Writing Studies from the Theses and Dissertations database.