The quality of our research was recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) where 100% of our research environment and impact was judged to be world-leading or internationally-excellent. This led to us being ranked in the Top 20 for research by the Times Higher Education.
Our research ranges from the
medieval to the postmodern including; British, American and Irish literature,
postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern
literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and
Practice as research
A distinctive feature of our research culture is our ‘practice as research’ thread of creative writing PhD programmes. You are supported by a supervisory team as you explore original, contemporary research questions, ultimately producing a novel, a volume of poetry or a non-fiction narrative.