School of English
The School of English has a thriving postgraduate community with approximately 70 research students, a mixture of full and part-time, split-site and collaborative with external organisations.
* The School achieved the 5*A in the 2001 RAE exercise and intends to maintain the equivalent of this in the forthcoming 2008 exercise. Staff and graduate students actively research in all of the areas listed below.
* The School has hosted several international conferences organised by staff as well as graduate conferences devised and administered by the School’s research students. It also features several research groups, including the Postcolonial Research Group and Renaissance Research Group, which organise regular seminar series.
* The School also participates in Faculty research groups such as the American Research Seminar and Eighteenth-Century Seminar. In addition, graduate students organise their own fortnightly Postgraduate Research Seminar where they present and discuss their research. The School frequently enjoys success in both national and international funding competitions (e.g. AHRC, ORS).
What you study
The programme comprises a selection of taught options, a compulsory, team-taught core module, ‘Reading Victorian Literature: History, Text and Context’, a research methods module, and a supervised dissertation on a topic of the student’s own choice.