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Welcome

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

We are an interdisciplinary department with expertise in English literature, creative writing, film studies, drama, and journalism. Our courses are taught by leading academics, as well as established writers and film makers, and allow you to follow specialised pathways or to combine your interests across our subject areas.

We have an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching, with excellent scores for student satisfaction and graduate prospects.

Our strengths

Our academic staff

Our academic staff

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their expertise across literature, film, creative writing and drama. Find out more by reading their staff profiles.

Research excellence

Research excellence

Three-quarters of our research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014). We do both creative and critical work across genres and media forms using a distinctly comparative approach.

News and events

News and events

Check out our news and events section for the latest information about publications, research excellence, awards and achievements by our staff and students.