Postgraduate opportunities

Postdoctoral Researchers:

The department welcomes applicants for postdoctoral research in any area of expertise covered by our staff. Postdoctoral research benefit from the supportive environment and mentorship provided by the Centre. Some also find it productive to be included in the activities of related research centres, such as the Centre for Health Humanities or the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing. For example, Dr. Alanna Skuse (English Literature), is the Principal Investigator of ‘Selfhood and the Surgically Altered Body in Early Modern England’: a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship, and is working with the EMRC’s Professor Michelle O’Callaghan and Professor Andrew Mangham of the Centre for Health Humanities.

Postgraduate Research:

The EMRC welcomes applications from postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from within or outside the University to join us for research in any area covered by the collective expertise of staff in the Centre. Current PhD projects include: Early modern women’s manuscript writing on women’s rights; the ageing patient in early modern England (funded by the Wellcome Trust) and ‘Prosecuting Piracy in Peacetime: Crime, Empire, and the High Court of Admiralty, 1607-1618’ (a collaborative doctoral research project with the National Archives).

Graduate training is available from the University’s Graduate School, which is also home to dedicated study spaces and IT facilities for postgraduates. After the first year of PhD study, there may be opportunities for postgraduates to gain some experience of teaching at undergraduate level in the department of the students’ chosen discipline,

Postgraduate taught courses

Staff in the EMRC contribute specialist modules in the MA programmes in English Studies and in History.

MA in English

MA in History

You may also be interested in the MRes in Medieval Studies offered by the GCMS.