Literary and Critical Studies

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

The School of Liberal and Performing Arts offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, consisting of a diverse culture of interdisciplinary postgraduate research. You will benefit from working with a team of both research-active and industry-connected supervisors.

Conduct your own research in English, creative writing or film studies and join a creative community of published authors and experts. Explore a subject you’re passionate about and develop new skills while being supported to make a valuable contribution to humanity’s knowledge and understanding of our past, present and future.

Creative Writing (MA by Research / MRes / PhD)

Join our diverse postgraduate community of dedicated and talented writers. Our teaching staff research expertise ranges across all the major genres and mixed genre writing, offering an extensive supervision experience in contemporary writing.

English (MA by Research / MRes / PhD)

We are recognised for world-leading and internationally excellent research (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and offer strong links with prestigious festivals and writers.

Film Studies (MA by Research / MRes / PhD)

Benefiting from our close links to industry and national/ international research networks, you will be able to extend your critical and theoretical expertise of a specialist area of film and screen culture, and make an original contribution to knowledge through an individual piece of advanced research.

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Rob Griffiths - English Lecturer

Staff Profile

Dr. Robin Griffiths

Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Liberal and Performing Arts

"Robin’s research over the past twenty years has been funded by both the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is primarily concerned with queer debates around national identity, spectatorship and representation."


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Our experienced team of internationally established, research-active staff is able to offer supervision across a wide range of subjects and themes.
Students are encouraged to present their research findings at national and international conferences and symposia annually.

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