The School of Literature and Languages offers close, supportive supervision from experienced, dynamic professors. Our research students are integrated into our research culture via seminars, reading groups, conferences and social activities.
We also provide structured guidance on the wider academic environment, covering topics such as placements, publication, research bids and teaching. The study of children's literature was pioneered here and we are home to the longest-running children's literature MA in the UK.
PhD graduates from this School have gone on to academic posts around the world, including the UK, Egypt, India, Japan, Belgium, the United States, Korea, Chile, Malta, Vietnam, Malaysia, Canada, Angola, Thailand, Italy, China and Tunisia.
Our current and recent PhD researchers have published in many of the prominent peer-reviewed journals in the UK and Europe, including Review of English Studies; Strumenti critici; Parallax; Textual Practice; Children's Literature Association Quarterly; Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies; Studies in Philosophy and Education; and Women: A Cultural Review.