We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree. In many cases PhD applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory. We are able to accept students on a distance-learning basis, but they should have already acquired the skills taught in the introductory seminars, or should make arrangements to attend equivalent seminars.
Months of entry
Research Areas: English with specialisations in: other literature from the Middle Ages and the 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th centuries; English literature post 1500; Arthurian literature; American literature; comparative literature; Anglo-Welsh writing; postcolonial literature; gender and writing; autobiography; travel writing; Romanticism; Renaissance literature; modern English and American drama; Milton and literature of the civil war period; modernism; contemporary poetry; creative writing.
Arthurian Literature; Old English; Old Norse; Middle English; Renaissance; 18th-century Literature; Romanticism; Victorian Literature; 20th-century Literature; American Literature; Anglo-Welsh Writing.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English are expected to have achieved a TOEFL score of at least 600, with a TWE (written score) of 4; or an IELTS score of at least 7.0 in all aspects of the test. University offers pre-registration English language courses.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Director of Graduate Studies
- +44 (0) 1248 382102