Research course

English Literature

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Department of English, Communication, Film and Media
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in English literature, supported by the expertise of our staff.

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of English literature, with a strong focus on Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Romantic and Victorian studies; modernism; women's writing; science and the creative imagination; classical reception; film and theatre; and popular culture.

You’ll conduct your research in a collaborative environment with strong links to research networks in our University and the wider community. We host and take part in many research oriented events for staff and postgraduate students, including our regular Faculty and departmental research seminars, international conferences and the bi-annual Skinner Young lecture on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. Our seminars will give you the chance to present papers in a supportive setting, and you’ll have the chance to attend graduate research seminars at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of English.

These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.

You could also benefit from financial support – we allocate a substantial sum every year towards postgraduate travel and conference expenses, as well as some bursaries.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Department specialisms

Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare; Romantic and Victorian Studies; Modernism; Women's Writing; Science and the Creative Imagination (including Science Fiction); Classical Reception; Film and Theatre; and Popular Culture.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Applicant Enquiry Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01223 686868; international: +44 1245 686868