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Studentship in English Literature

Vacancy Details

Salary: 100% of course fees for 1 year
Job Type: Research
Closing Date: 11/05/2021
Date Posted: 09/28/2021
Reference: O186


MA studentships in English Literature


MA Studentships in English Literature at the University Of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham) Starting 1 February 2022


The University of Gloucestershire is offering up to TWO MA studentships in English. The studentships cover 100% of full-time fees for one year of study. In subsequent years candidates will have to pay full fees. The MA by Research starts in February 2022. The MA subjects will be based within the following three topics:

• crime fiction and intersectionality

• crime fiction and race

• crime fiction and the environment


You will be studying under the supervision of Dr Charlotte Beyer who is author of the monograph Murder in a Few Words: Gender, Genre and Location in the Crime Short Story (McFarland, 2020) and a range of crime fiction publications. Dr Beyer is an experienced postgraduate supervisor who has supervised PhDs and MAs to completion.


The studentship is an exciting opportunity to undertake an original research project with a vibrant and productive research team. The successful applicants will be based at the University of Gloucestershire’s Francis Close Hall Campus, here you’ll be part of a stimulating research student environment and a vibrant outward-looking Research Priority Area, Culture, Continuity and Transformation.


Applicants must have a BA (Hons) in English, English Literature, or Creative Writing degrees (at least 2:1 standard or equivalent) with an interest in crime fiction being an advantage.


How to apply:

Please send a CV, a completed studentship application form, and a covering letter outlining your suitability to:

Dr Charlotte Beyer

School of Education and Humanities

University of Gloucestershire


Deadline for submission of application:  5 November 2021.

Selection process: Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview to the University of Gloucestershire by video conference on [date]. Please note that you will be required to submit a formal application to undertake an MA by Research via the application link on

Candidates will be offered the studentship on condition of making a formal application and being accepted.


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