School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Postgraduate English study at Portsmouth
Postgraduate study and research in English Literature can be undertaken at the University of Portsmouth through the newly-founded Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and its team of research-active specialists in English Literature.
For those considering a taught postgraduate course in English Literature, the MA programmes at the University of Portsmouth can provide a unique combination of academic depth and cross-disciplinary reach.
Current MA courses are listed below:
- MA Literature, Culture and Identity
Information about applying for these courses is available from the Humanities Admissions team.
Doctoral study may be undertaken in a range of specialisms within English literature and critical theory, with particular focus on subjects in:
- Early Modern Writing
- Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
- Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and American Literature
- Nation, Identity and the Postcolonial
PhD candidates are generally supervised by a team of three staff. Full details of the range of academic research interests at Portsmouth may be viewed in the staff pages of the Centre for Literary Research.