• 1st in the UK for world leading research in English1
  • Top 50 worldwide rankings for subject (QS World University Rankings 2013-14)2
  • Ranked 4th in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
  • £3.5 million external research funding awarded in the past 4 years
  • 29 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years
  • Flexible English Literary Studies MA with seven specialist pathways and a broad range of modules
  • Unique PhD research opportunities at our stunning £100 million Penryn Campus, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research
  • Biggest film-related archive in the UK outside the British Film Institute and unique resources in 19th-century fiction and culture

1RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4*
2based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities

Ranked first in the UK for world leading research, we are an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English studies and have a strong culture of excellence in learning and teaching provision. With over 150 UK and international postgraduate students and over 45 academic staff, we offer an engaging environment to pursue postgraduate studies spanning both the Streatham Campus in Exeter and our Cornwall Campus. The quality of our teaching and supervision is excellent, and student satisfaction is amongst the highest in the country.