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Department of English Studies

Why Study with Us?

“I came to Durham to study with well-known academics in my field and because of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In my time here, as well as completing my PhD, I have helped to organise the Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group with students in History and Modern Languages, been awarded a Research Assistantship to contribute to a major AHRC project editing the complete works of James Shirley, and received support from the CMRS to attend conferences and a course on palaeography.”

Katherine Heavey, PhD student

As an MA or PhD student at Durham, you will be attending one of the top English Departments in the world:

We offer a wide variety of interesting programmes of study for taught MA students, while PhD students are supervised by experts in their field, supported by our excellent research training and facilities.

Our graduates have gone on to achieve success in all walks of life. Check out some of the activities of our former research students.

Find out about the support we provide to our postgraduate students such as training, resources, networking and events, publishing, and teaching opportunities

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