English and American Studies

Academic staff: 35
Research postgraduates: 50
Research Assessment Exercise rating: 5

Postgraduate study in English and American Studies is supported by the world-class John Rylands Research Institute and Library, which has exceptionally rich holdings in our field.

We have a strong research record and staff of recognised international standing in both traditional and emerging areas of the discipline, as evidenced by the following active research groups:

  • American Studies Research Group
  • Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture
  • Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Research Cluster
  • Modernism Research Group
  • Postcolonial and Irish Studies Research Group

There is a large and active postgraduate English and American studies community which runs an annual conference and publishes its own journal.

We offer excellent postgraduate facilities and a bursary scheme for MA students and sponsorship for PhD students to attend conferences.


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