Research course


Newman University · Department of English

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in an English related subject.

English Language and Literature

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

English at Newman is a thriving research area with expertise in colonial and postcolonial literature, twentieth century and contemporary writing, drama and manuscript and print culture. As well as giving papers at national and international conferences, the team host a research seminar series, and co-organise an annual conference on print culture – the Print Networks series.

In addition to publishing articles, editing essay collections and literary texts, members of the team are also contracted for forthcoming monographs with Ashgate and Palgrave-Macmillan. English staff at Newman work with published writers and dramatists to enhance regional and national literary and performance culture. Doctoral study in the department currently includes work on postcolonial and eco-critical approaches to the representation of landscapes in Indian literature, the twentieth-century middlebrow writer Clemence Dane, and the representation of Trade Unionism in the twentieth century.

Research Interests:

  • Early modern drama
  • Early modern travel writing
  • Print culture
  • The contemporary dramatist Edward Bond
  • Colonial and postcolonial literature
  • African women’s writing
  • South Asian literatures
  • The twentieth century middlebrow writer Clemence Dane

Department specialisms

English and Education

Information for international students

International credit-based course linked to European Credit Transfer Scheme. Degree verification can be obtained from NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) on UK 0870 9904088 or email Further information can be obtained from their website English language proficiency certificate required.

Fees and funding

Self-Funding. However, funding for Postgraduate applicants may be available from: You shall need to contact them personally.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Matthew Day
+ 44 (0)121 476 1181 ext 2426
+ 44 (0)121 476 1196