The Department of English at the University of Liverpool has an internationally renowned academic team and a strong research ethos. We focus on the development of English literature and the functioning of written and spoken English through time and around the world.
We have a reputation for radical thinking, as exemplified by our success rate in the BBC and Arts and Humanities Research Council’s ‘New Generation Thinkers’ scheme. In total, five members of our academic staff have been selected since the scheme was established in 2010, three of whom are still with the Department today.
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Our extensive range of taught MA programmes reflects staff research interests and expertise. Our dedicated and passionate team of academics deliver the programmes through a mixture of core and optional modules, seminars, small classes and one-to-one supervision.
English at Liverpool provides an inspiring setting in which to pursue postgraduate research. We offer opportunities to study creative writing and literature from a wide variety of periods and genres, and a range of approaches to understanding the way in which the English language works. You will be supervised by leading experts who draw on cutting-edge research to inform their academic practice. Study PhD, MPhil or MRes.
Ranked 10th in the sector for research impact classified as outstanding (4*) (REF 2021), the Department of English conducts research in three main areas: literature, language and creative writing. Our work fosters interdisciplinarity and aims to develop strategic partnerships, particularly with local and national cultural organisations to reach those who can benefit from our research.
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We are now accepting applications for September 2023. Apply now!