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The School of English at the University of Kent has an international reputation and a lively research culture. The expertise within the department ranges from the medieval to the postmodern including; British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory, and cultural history. The international reputation of the School ensures that we have a highly developed research culture and a vibrant intellectual community. The School also counts a number of highly acclaimed creative writers among its staff, many of whom are both critics and widely published authors of novels, short stories, or collections of poetry. We actively explore crossovers between creative and critical writing in all our areas of teaching and research.
The School of English is research intensive and the wide ranging specialisms within the department are represented in the choice of Master’s programmes and module choices. The courses on offer are taught by experts in their field and bring together dynamic research and excellent teaching. As a postgraduate within the school you will be part of a diverse and thriving academic environment which allows you to develop your academic skills in a supportive environment.
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has produced very strong results for the School of English at Kent. With 74% of our work graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, the School is ranked 10th out of 89 English departments in terms of Research Intensity (Times Higher Education). The School also received an outstanding assessment of the quality of its research environment and public impact work.
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Designed with serious, ambitious writers in mind, our Creative Writing MA uses seminars, tutorials, workshops, and precise editing to enable you to take control of your own work and write exciting, contemporary material. Read more
This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme, combining taught modules and a dissertation, which allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris. Read more
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Kent encourages interdisciplinary study and students at the Paris Centre are offered a range of modules inspired by Paris and its unique cultural history. Read more