Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Research degrees

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Be at the intersection of innovation and academic excellence

As a postgraduate research student in our department, you will be part of a large and active research community where graduate students and staff work together in a creative and intellectually challenging environment. Find supervision opportunities, browse our degrees, and explore our research in further detail.


How to apply
Explore our postgraduate research degrees

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You can use the search bar below to enter your areas of interest, and we'll show you which academics specialise in your field. You can also browse all of our staff profiles and explore their research strengths individually.

Before making your application, please contact our supervisors to discuss your thesis interests. Don't worry if you're not sure which is the best research degree for you right now. Your supervisor will help you choose the most suitable one.

Top tip: Essex is interdisciplinary at heart, so try a new search for each of your interests to see a wider range of supervision opportunities.

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Get in touch if you're looking for more information about our postgraduate research offer, how to find a supervisor, or are looking for something else. We're happy to help answer your questions.