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If you choose to undertake your postgraduate studies here you'll join a friendly, lively, and supportive intellectual community. You'll benefit from our effective training in research skills and high-quality research resources.

We offer a variety of masters programmes as well as our PhD programme. In PhD supervision, we have particular strengths in medieval and Renaissance studies, 18th- and 19th-century studies, diasporic studies, contemporary writing, critical and cultural theory, and film and visual culture.

Taught degrees

Our exciting range of taught degrees will give you in-depth knowledge and a firm foundation of transferable skills.  

Research degrees

Our research students benefit from a dynamic research environment and the opportunity to work collaboratively with experts across the academic fields.  

Choosing to study here

Superb facilities and a great location make studying English at the University of Southampton an attractive choice.  

Postgraduate study in English

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“As a postgraduate student, I enjoy having a bit more flexibility in how I study, and I especially enjoy the independence I’m given to explore different avenues in my research.”

Denise Greenfield - PhD English
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Academic staff

Our academics provide support to all students with knowledge and experience that span a range of research interests

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