Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Postgraduate students in the Centre for Transnational & Transcultural Research (CTTR) contribute to a vibrant multi-disciplinary environment with strong international links to partners in Japan, the Netherlands, the US, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, France, India, Poland, and Spain. Our student organise their own engagement events, symposia and workshops, and contribute to our research seminar series. We encourage you to present work at external conferences and have plenty of teaching opportunities.

Research Degrees (MPhil / PhD)

MPhil: 2 years full-time

PhD: 3 years full-time; 5 years part-time

CTTR has grown its English Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics PhD cohort exponentially over the past 5 years. Our students study a great variety of agenda-setting subjects, from the study of the West Indian slave narrative The History Mary Prince (1831) to non-conscious cognition in contemporary literature. Our students are ambitious, and some of them have received external grants for their research, public engagement event organisation and overseas visits to Japan and Antigua.

Established research strengths include:

  • Digital Humanities, with a Computational Literary Studies focus
  • Romanticism and Travel Writing
  • Creative Writing with a focus on regional identity
  • Queer Fiction
  • Suffragette activism
  • Medieval Drama and Gender
  • Black Country linguistics, dialect and accents
  • 1960s counterculture
  • Welsh Literature
  • Popular Culture
  • Crime Fiction
  • Ecocriticism
  • Decolonising the Canon

Taught Masters Programmes

MA: 12 months full-time; 2 years part-time

CTTR staff contribute to several taught masters programmes, including:

For additional postgraduate opportunities visit the University of Wolverhampton Course Finder.