Literary and Critical Studies

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

Literary and Critical Studies 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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Dr. Paul Vare

Staff Profile

Dr. Paul Vare

Postgraduate Research Lead - School of Education

"Starting as a teacher in UK and Tanzania I soon switched to community-based environmental education, firstly in Leicester and then Mount Elgon, Uganda. My career has focused on international education and sustainability projects working for charities but with communities, large corporations and governments including the UN. I joined here in 2013 to follow my interest in teaching and research."


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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.

School of Education and Humanities

Our School of Education and Humanities will help you graduate as a well-rounded, innovative and passionate individual. You will work with experienced practitioners, engage with active researchers and be inspired by published authors.

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