A love of research can emerge from your undergraduate study. It may develop at a later stage from an idea for a project, following travel or work, a cultural or intellectual encounter or simply from curiosity and interest in further study.
We invite you to come to speak with us; our staff are actively conducting research, they will share your enthusiasm and will be very happy to help you find a research project. You can view their reseach interests and see those areas in which they offer supervision here, by clicking on "Staff Research Interests".
Both MLitt and PhD degrees involve working with an academic supervisor. She or he will guide you from the early stages of developing a research project to bringing it to conclusion. Students will also take a few modules to support their research.
If you are looking to enhance your research skills within a subject area please also consult our taught MA's.
Typically, an MLitt research degree (full-time) will take two years. A PhD research degree normally takes three to four years. Both degrees are avaiable as part-time options. MLitt students can transfer into a PhD degree, shortening the length of time for that programme. Both the Mlitt and PhD programmes involve writing a longer research dissertation and also incorporate some taught elements.