Postgraduate study

We offer three master's courses, and the opportunity to study for a PhD in a wide range of areas.

Students who are considering applying for postgraduate study are encouraged to discuss it with their tutors and with the relevant Programme Director, Dr. Nick Bentley for MA in English Literatures, Dr. Ian Atherton for the MRes in Humanities, and Jim Sheard for MA in Creative Writing.

Click here to watch a video from our Humanities Director of Postgraduate Study discussing our ongoing Decolonising the Curriculum initiative.

There are a number of postgraduate bursaries and grants available.

The MA English in Literatures offers a structured learning environment, a good grounding in literary theory, and the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice.

‌The MRes in Humanities (English pathway) offers students the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of independent research and writing, and to undertake wide-ranging, systematic training in research skills and project management. Students will write a dissertation in a specific field or prepare a portfolio of compositions, recital or a media project with a named supervisor.

‌The Keele MA in Creative Writing offers a distinctive and exciting opportunity to develop your creative and professional skills as a writer.

Students talk about the range of English Literature and Creative Writing postgraduate options in the School of Humanities