Postgraduate study

Our postgraduate community comes from all over the world, with students studying towards Masters (MA) or Doctoral (PhD) level degrees.

Postgraduate programmes are offered in all our subject areas: American and Canadian Studies, DramaEnglish Language and Applied Linguistics, English LiteratureFilm and Creative Writing and the Shakespeare Institute.

Here are some areas of study that the School offers at postgraduate level:

Creative fields

Literature and culture

English language and applied linguistics

PhD study

The School offers PhD study in all areas, including:

It is possible to take many of our programmes by distance learning, or by combining study in Birmingham with study at distance.

Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes

We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.

All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.