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

Institution University 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

Join UEA and you’ll belong to a world class university, consistently ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities (Complete University Guide 2021). You’ll also be part of a thriving community located in one of the best places to live in the UK, Norwich (The Sunday Times 2020). So whether you’re looking to broaden your career choices or develop your passion, discover how you can go further at UEA.

As well as being home to a vibrant campus community, the teaching and research at UEA is deservedly well renowned. UEA is also a world-leading …

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