The School of English is renowned for the excellence of its research and teaching in all areas of English literature, from the Medieval period to the contemporary.
As well as receiving research skills training as part of the degree, students will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of literary genres and to investigate textual and critical issues involved in the study of literature in their cultural and historical context.
Authors and areas to be studied on team-taught period-specific modules may include: Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen and the novel; Lord Byron and Romantic poetry; Oscar Wilde and Victorian and fin-de-siécle literature; James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Modernism; D.H. Lawrence and regional literature; and a range of contemporary poets and novelists, such as Ian McEwan, Paul Muldoon, Alice Oswald, and Derek Walcott.
We have a first-rate, international reputation for outstanding teaching and research, as demonstrated by our School's current UK and world rankings. The School of English was ranked 7th for English in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and 9th in the UK for 'research power' (REF 2014).
All those who hold an offer for entry in the forthcoming academic year are welcome to apply for our various scholarship and funding opportunities. These provisions can vary slightly from year to year. Applications for scholarship/funding must be made by the required deadline. Please see our web pages for further information.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Home/EU tuition Fees
Any applicant holding an offer of a place to study on one of the School's Masters courses are invited to apply for one of our School Tuition Fee Scholarships.
Please visit our web pages in the first instance for more information regarding the provision available and further instructions on how to apply.
Providing routes in to the AHRC-funded Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Nottingham is offering 14 Research Preparation Masters studentships to start September 2015. Midlands3Cities Nottingham Masters studentships are intended to prepare students for doctoral study so it is crucial that applicants make a clear case for how the Masters will lead to an intended PhD programme. Awards will cover the University of Nottingham tuition fee and provide a stipend of £8,400. They do not guarantee subsequent doctoral funding, for which a separate application must be made.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees and Stipend of £8400
These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK and EU who wish to pursue a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences.