Applicants for doctoral study can apply through us for PhD studentships funded by the AHRC and CHASE
(Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England), which includes the University of Essex and six partner institutions.
We are an interdisciplinary department with expertise in English literature,
creative writing, film studies, and drama.
Our courses are taught by leading academics, as well as established writers and film makers, and allow you to follow specialised pathways or to combine your
interests across our subject areas.
We have an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching, with excellent scores for student satisfaction and graduate prospects.
- Interdisciplinary department with a vibrant student community
- Work with established poets, novelists, film makers and dramatists
- Use of our state-of-the-art Lakeside Theatre
- Dedicated film screening and editing facilities
- Study abroad as part of your course
Our academic staff
Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their expertise across literature, film, creative writing and drama. Find out more by reading their staff profiles.
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News and events
Check out our news and events section for the latest information about publications, research excellence, awards and achievements by our staff and students.