Research course

Critical and Cultural Theory

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

See our website for details.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Students on the PhD Critical and Cultural Theory receive supervision from academic staff with a long-standing commitment to excellence and diversity in research, who work at the forefront of pioneering research in critical and cultural theory.

The PhD programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise to take you on to a role in Higher Education, or employment requiring high-level skills in research or advanced subject knowledge.

Distinctive features

  • The School has a dynamic interdisciplinary research culture with a variety of seminar series;
  • The School offers a wide selection of research training opportunities, including a thesis workshop and reading groups;
  • Continuing PhD students attend a fortnightly reading group and a weekly skills training session;
  • PhD students are encouraged to publish;
  • The School has a dedicated suite for its research students with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and Internet;
  • As from their second year, students have the opportunity for teaching on the School’s undergraduate degree programmes, and receive mentoring sessions from a full-time member of staff;
  • The School makes funding available each year for postgraduate research students who wish to attend conferences or undertake library archive visits that are related to their PhD studies.

Department specialisms

Critical Marxism Cultural History Deconstruction Deleuze studies Digital theory and game studies Eco-humanities Gender, sexuality and race German aesthetics and Frankfurt School Postcolonialism, Nation and culture Postmodernism Posthumanism Theories of the literary Trauma and memory studies.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084