Postgraduate study in English

English at the University of Exeter is ranked 4th in the UK for research power, top 100 worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018), and top 10 in all major UK university league tables. The Department aims to provide an unrivalled graduate experience. We have a rich and diverse graduate culture at both Masters and Doctoral level, backed up by strong supervisory and teaching expertise, top researchers and extensive research resources in a number of areas. Students at Exeter work in a lively, productive and enriching environment which encourages and supports them as they strive to achieve their intellectual ambitions.

  • 4th in the UK for research power in English
  • Top 100 worldwide for English (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Ranked top 5 in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and top 10 in Complete University Guide 2019
  • £3.5 million external research funding awarded in the past 4 years
  • 69 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years
  • Biggest film-related archive in the UK outside the British Film Institute and unique resources in 19th-century fiction and culture
  • Flexible English Literary Studies MA with seven specialist pathways and a broad range of modules