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University of Liverpool: English

Institution University of Liverpool
Department School of English View department profile
Study type Taught


The English MRes allows you to undertake a one year full-time or two year part-time research project in one or more of the School of the Arts’ key subject areas: Architecture, Communications and Media, English, Music and Philosophy. You will receive training in research skills and supervision from one or more academic specialists in their subject area(s).

The programme provides excellent preparation for you if you’re intending to undertake a PhD in the Arts and Humanities, but is also a good choice if you wish to pursue a research project for purposes of professional development or personal interest. You will become part of a community of active researchers and will be encouraged to pursue your own research interests in collaboration with an academic supervisor.

Why English? Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we ranked 10th out of 89 in the UK for 4 (world-leading) and 3 (internationally excellent) research.

Strong postgraduate community With over 150 taught and research students from all over the world, you will be part of a genuine international community. You will be able to participate in our lively research culture through attending regular seminars and lectures by guest speakers as well as our own staff and students. Recent conferences include ‘On Liberties’ at St Deiniol’s Library, and ‘Renaissance Old Worlds’ in collaboration with the British Library. A legacy from former tutor Miriam Allott has allowed the department to host a vibrant series of international poetry readings, and with its Centre for New and International Writing and Literature and Science Hub, the Department of English continues to attract a range of outstanding, international speakers. For the next five years, the Department is also conducting a European Research Council funded project TIDE, which aims to investigate how mobility in the great age of travel and discovery shaped English perceptions of human identity based on cultural identification and difference.

Master of Research - MRes

University of Liverpool
Department of English

About us
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 …

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