English literature and creative writing

In their study of literature, our academics and students look beneath the surface in search of deeper meanings – and explore what writing tells us about our world, our times, our past and ourselves.

Our courses are highly ranked in the UK, sitting 8th for Iberian languages and 7th for French in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, 9th for English in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 7th for English, 4th for German and 5th for Iberian languages in the Complete University Guide 2023.

Students and graduates


School of Literature and Languages PhD studentship

Funding information:
Studentships will cover, for three years or pro-rata part-time: full fees (at home or international rate), an annual stipend (c.£16,000), and a training grant for research and development expenses. 

Two Studentships in Queer Studies or Medical Humanities

Funding information:
Full fees at home or international rates.UKRI standard stipend per annum: £16,062 for 2022-23Research Training Support Grant per annum: £500