University of East Anglia UEA: Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Telephone 01603 591709
Study type Research


RESEARCH - Our approach to research is characterised by the conjunction of criticism and creativity. We currently have more than 90 students engaged in postgraduate-level research. We have an international reputation for creative writing. We welcome applications for PhDs, MPhils and Masters’ by Research. For our research degree opportunities visit:

STAFF RESEARCH INTERESTS - As a research student you’ll be supervised by members of our internationally-known staff. You could undertake research in a wide range of creative and critical areas, including: Modernism and contemporary writing; Medieval and early modern literature and culture; The practice and theory of literary translation; Life writing and creative non-fiction; Creative-critical writing in poetry, prose and drama; Literary theory and poetics and PhD by publication.

If you are interested in applying for a research degree, please feel free to contact academic staff directly. For contact details and research interests go to:

STUDENT RESEARCH - Students research has included everything from robot poetry to the reception of Ovid's Tristia in 16th-century England, taking in on the way narrative and translation theory, contemporary lyric poetry, eco-fiction, mid-century British fiction, online writing, modernist spaces, medieval letters, verse drama and crime fiction.

RESEARCH EVENTS AND RESEARCH SKILLS TRAINING - You’ll participate in weekly research seminars with our own and visiting speakers and attend courses in research methodology. You’ll have the chance to present your work in different forums and to teach undergraduates, and you’ll also be given training opportunities in languages, archives and writing for publication. You’ll develop your research and professional skills through sessions organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School, as well as more informal study groups organised by supervisors and students.

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University of East Anglia

UEA is a world-leading research university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).

As a UEA postgraduate research student, you’d be joining a university awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

Our postgraduate students have the opportunity to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

UEA has four faculties that are committed to academic excellence: the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Faculty …

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