English Literature and Creative Writing at Huddersfield has a strong international record of research excellence and, in 2014, was ranked fourth in the UK for the quality of its research publications.
This international team of scholars has a diverse and exciting range of interests, including British and American contemporary literature, Renaissance studies, Victorian studies, the Romantics, and eighteenth century philosophy and literature. Huddersfield’s research staff includes distinguished creative writers who lead a cohort of creative writers exploring the crossovers of literary research and creative writing.
Huddersfield is home to the Ted Hughes Network, which promotes the work and life of this important poet laureate and those closely associated with him. They are also involved with a number of projects, including the Bronte Stones project and the Lady Anne Clifford project. Huddersfield provides many opportunities for its students through our its connection with the Huddersfield Literature Festival. Through these and other on-going projects, students and professors alike explore the intersections between public engagement and research.
The University of Huddersfield’s unique location and excellent transport links make the UK’s vast public and private research resources easily accessible. They are a friendly, close-knit, and yet international research community which integrates staff, PhD and MA students, along with ambitious undergraduates into a supportive network in order to advance the research interest and careers of all.
Huddersfield provides its research students with excellent facilities, world-leading researchers as supervisors, and a vibrant research community. The University of Huddersfield has recently been awarded the Higher Education Academy’s Global Teaching Excellence Award 2017. Research students are provided with robust institutional support that includes training in areas designed to enhance employability and research success.
In order to build its research community further, Huddersfield is offering a number of scholarships listed below to applicants with a record of excellent achievement and a strong research proposal (PhD students). Outside of these opportunities, Huddersfield is are happy to offer additional scholarships to those applicants they feel are strong candidates.
- The University of Huddersfield’s Ted Hughes Network PhD Scholarship
- The University of Huddersfield’s Contemporary Poets Project PhD Scholarship
- The Lady Anne Clifford PhD Scholarship in Renaissance Women’s Writing
- The Canal and Riverside Trust Literature and Travel in the Nineteenth Century PhD scholarship
- The New Pastoral PhD scholarship
- Shakespeare and Renaissance Environmentalism PhD scholarship
If you would like more information about Huddersfield or these scholarship opportunities, please contact your student advisor.