Research course

Literature and Visual Cultures

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

The normal requirement for admission to all Research programmes in the School is a 2:1 (upper second class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. Further guidance on entry requirements is available on each programme page. However, we consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course you may still apply and your application will be considered. Interviews may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students. Applicants may be requested to provide their Masters dissertation or other research writing for review. Applicants may be interviewed. Full-time students are expected to devote at least 39 hours per week for 46 weeks a year to their PhD work (part-time 21 hours per week). Research students will need to produce and submit a thesis which will be examined by an oral examination. Non-native speakers of English are expected to have a recognised English-language qualification (e.g. IELTS with a total score of 7 and no subsection below 6.5), as the minimum requirement to be invited to interview. Written and oral competence in English might also be tested at interview. Applicants are also required to submit a Research Proposal (word limit/suggested length: 2,000-3,000 words).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. This programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise in subject-specific and generic skills, qualifying you for both academic and non-academic positions in a variety of organisations.

The School offers supervision across a wide range of research topics.

Special Features
  • We encourage our PhD students to gain teaching experience, however applicants are asked to note that the allocation of teaching is dependent on which modules are running at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level and may not be available to everyone.
  • Our Research in Progress seminar series provides students with the opportunity to present papers in a non-intimidating environment. The series is designed to be preparatory to presenting papers at conferences, and also plays a vital role in the dissemination of subject-specific skills.
  • We play a leading role in language-based area studies within the newly established Wales Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  • All research students are entitled to call upon a personal allocation of funds which may be spent on legitimate research related activities.

Full details can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p185.html

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Officer (School of Modern Languages)
Email
Europ-pg-admissions@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0824