The quality of our research was recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework where 74% of our work was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent. This led to us being ranked 10th out of 89 English departments for research intensity 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.