The Department of English and Related Literature is one of the strongest in Britain, both for teaching and research.
We're the top department for research quality in the UK, and have one of the largest graduate communities with about 140 MA, MPhil and PhD students from all over the world.
There are outstanding research resources in the University and the region.
Postgraduate study at York
What our students say
"The warmth with which I was received into the York community clinched the deal - after a long and difficult search, I was delighted that my final decision was so easily made."
Judith, MA in Modern Literature and Culture
"I have felt that by being here I have not only been afforded the opportunity to grow intellectually, but also personally.
Kirby, MA in Modern Literature and Culture
"My peers work in all periods of literary history, on lots of different subjects, which makes it a very easy to exchange ideas as part of a dynamic graduate community."