- Literature from 1600 to the present
- Literary and cultural exchange between Britain and New England
- Writing and the environment
- Creative writing
- Early modern literature
- Writing and literature of the ‘long’ 18th century
- Modern and post-modern literature
- Life writing and creative non-fiction
Postgraduate research opportunities
Although you can do research in any of the areas above, you may wish to look at these programmes:
Our research community
The English and Creative Writing department is home to a thriving and diverse research culture. Our work spans creative writing, cultural history and literary studies, combining excellence in established areas of research with the exploration of cutting-edge concerns.
Recent points of focus for the department have included literatures of place, memory, and identity; the environment and the Anthropocene; poetry and poetic practice; archival literary and historical study.
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our research and researchersin English and creative writing.
Postgraduate Research Coordinators
If you are thinking about becoming a postgraduate researcher at the University of Plymouth, you are welcome to contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinators in your field of interest.
They will discuss potential supervisors with you and answer any questions you might have about embarking on a research degree in their research area.
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How to apply for a research degree
Do you need more information about admissions requirements?
We offer a wide variety of degrees, including ResM research degrees, Professional Doctorates and MPhil and PhD doctorate opportunities.