Research course

English and Humanities

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · English and Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A good honours degree and preferably an MA in literary, historical or other disciplines of cultural studies. Prior to interview you will need to submit a research proposal of 2000 words.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The Department of English and Humanities offers committed, enthusiastic and dynamic research-based teaching, with a constantly evolving curriculum sensitive to developments in contemporary culture.

We actively foster the creation of a lively graduate intellectual community and our students' professional development. A large number of our recent PhD graduates have successfully obtained permanent academic posts in leading universities in Britain, the United States and other countries.

We welcome applications for research in all areas of English, cultural studies and related areas, including: Old English, Old Norse, medieval literature and culture, the Renaissance and early modern periods, the Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian studies, the modern and contemporary periods, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, theatre studies, poetics and creative writing (including practice-based research).

Department specialisms

We welcome applications for research in all areas of English, cultural studies and related areas, including: Old English, Old Norse, medieval literature and culture, the Renaissance and early modern periods, the Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian studies, the modern and contemporary periods, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, theatre studies, poetics and creative writing (including practice-based research).

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. We offer a range of funding opportunities for 2017-2018 entry.

Find out more about other research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60-84 months
full time
36-48 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of English and Humanities
Email
englishandhumanities@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 3073 8374
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6072