Swansea University Postgraduate Prospectus 2023





• Creative Writing PhD/MPhil FT PT • English Literature MA by Research FT PT

• English Literature PhD/MPhil FT PT

(QS World Rankings 2022)

WHY SWANSEA? • Many of our staff are sought after as experts appearing on radio and TV, and write regularly for broadsheet newspapers and major reviews. • 93% of our English Language and


• Creative Writing MA FT PT • Creative Writing (Extended) MA FT PT

• English Literature MA FT PT • Welsh Writing in English MA FT PT

Literature research outputs are considered world-leading or

Swansea offers ground-breaking postgraduate English Literature and Creative Writing programmes led by tutors of world-class stature. Programmes are innovative, collaborative, and often interdisciplinary. They invovle close mentoring by an expert in your chosen topic or field of studies, and the opportunity to participate in a vibrant research culture. The courses provide you with a wide spectrum of skills and a research dialogue across the genres. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

internationally excellent (REF 2021). • Based on our inspirational Singleton

Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.

FUNDING There are a range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available: s wansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/ scholarships

teaching and research. It benefits from unique resources, including the diaries of Richard Burton, the papers of Raymond Williams, and a recently rediscovered notebook by Dylan Thomas. • The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) supports academic staff and postgraduate students who work on historical, linguistic, and literary topics from Late Antiquity to c.1800. Its members have won significant funding from the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Wellcome Trust in recent years. • The Centre for Research into Gender and Culture in Society (GENCAS) brings together staff and postgraduate students from across the University who conduct research into gender, enabling members to share their expertise and work collaboratively.

• Prize winning staff of professional writers who provide core teaching. • A wide range of options and modules which draws on the individual research expertise of members of staff. • A whole raft of extra-curricular activities, including sessions led by visiting writers and industry professionals. • Postgraduate training is available to enhance academic and professional development, as well as seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences. • The department of English Literature and Creative Writing is also home to exciting research centres, such as the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW). CREW is acknowledged as the international leader in this field of literary and cultural study, and has developed an extensive programme of

Welsh scholarships available see page 44


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