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Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduates study and research across the spectrum of English Studies with support from world-leading scholars and an excellent research environment.  

Postgraduate students benefit especially from our links with research centres and institutes within Durham University, such as the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, the Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures, and the Institute for Medical Humanities.


Postgraduates also experience our extensive extra-curricular events programme, which brings leading researchers and writers to share their expertise, as well as our partnership with external organisations such as Durham Book Festival. 

Find out more about postgraduate life
Top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Top Department of English according to the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
Our postgraduate community comprises around 60 taught postgraduates and 60 PhD researchers
World leading research 90% of our research activity was judged to be 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in REF 2014