School of English

Tracing English through time

The School of English is a thriving research community conducting research in English Language, Linguistics and Literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Research clusters

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Creative Writing

Cultivating a thriving environment for outstanding practitioners and researchers in creative writing.

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English Linguistics

Developing innovative approaches to the study of language in all its forms.

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English Literature

Researching English Literature and Drama from the Middle Ages to the present.

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Research projects

We are currently working on a number of projects across all research clusters within the School of English. 

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Midlands4Cities PhD Scholarships

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. Find out more about opportunities in English below.

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PhD opportunities

Ready to make an exciting contribution to knowledge? Find out more about doing a PhD in English at BCU. PhD Opportunities

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Our staff are active researchers at the highest level, producing world-leading publications and engaging in international collaborations across the discipline.

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PhD Enquiries

Have any questions about doing a PhD in the School of English? Contact the Doctoral Research College to find out more.

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