Progressing to postgraduate study
On our postgraduate programmes you develop specialist knowledge and refine your research skills. With taught programmes covering the full scope of English literature and ranging from Chaucer to the contemporary, there is lots of choice. Our Master’s in creative writing will help you to develop your own voice. On many of our programmes, you can spend part or all of your time studying at Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture.
The breadth of our research interests means we can supervise doctoral research in a range of areas, supported by our research centres.
MA Eighteenth-Century Studies
Study one of the most exciting eras in literary history with world-leading experts from our Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century.
MA, PhD The Contemporary Novel: Practice as Research
On this innovative programme, supported by your supervisor, you focus on writing a full-length, literary novel of between 90,000 and 150,000 words.
MA English and American Literature
Our wide range of Master’s-level modules allows you to focus your studies on the areas you are most interested in.
Dickens and Victorian Culture
Focusing on both the local and the global author, you study the ways in which Dickens engaged with social, cultural and political issues.
In sickness and in health
The MA in Medical Humanities examines the history of western medicine and considers how medical practice is presented in, and shaped by, literature and the arts.