Dr Rebecca Styler - Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Dr Rebecca Styler is Associate Professor in English and an experienced researcher and PhD supervisor in the field of nineteenth century studies. She shares oversight of Postgraduate Research in the School of Humanities and Heritage with Professor Louise Wilkinson (Professor of Medieval Studies), with a particular responsibility for admissions. Rebecca can offer advice to applicants about their ideas for research projects and their suitability for doctoral study. She will forward applications to the appropriate subject specialists within the School for assessment.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA by Research English
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Research areas covered within the School include:
- 21st Century literature
- 18th to 19th Century literature
- Life writing
- Women’s writing 18th to 21st Centuries
- American literature 19th to 21st Centuries
- Early modern literature
- Gothic literature
- Postcolonial literature
- Medieval Literature
How to Apply
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and one or more subject specialists where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.
Career and Personal Development
This programme aims to provide training for a career across the creative industries. Students may choose to move on to doctoral study programmes and pursue careers in academia.
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