Entry requirements

A first degree in either English Literature, English Language or English Literature and Language is a requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in English is a cross-discipline course designed to allow you the chance to specialise in literature and/or language in an area in which our academics have expertise.

The Department of English offers expertise in a variety of writers and eras – including in a wide range of literary specialisms and fields of English language – which will facilitate your exploration of your own interests in English study.

Our Department of English academics are active researchers in the fields of both creative writing practice (including novels, flash fiction, and memoir), as well as literature, language, theory, and current research methodologies. We also recognise the importance of pastoral support, and offer a supportive environment in which to learn and study.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000