You will normally require an Honours degree (at least a 2:1) or its equivalent and (for the MLitt or PhD) a Masters degree from a recognised university. When submitting your application you will need to include a piece of written work approximately 1,200 words in length on a literary subject. This can be any piece of work you have completed during the last two years.
Months of entry
The MA by Research is assessed by a dissertation of 50,000 words in length and offers potential progression to PhD. The MLitt is assessed by a dissertation of 70,000 words in length and also offers potential progression to PhD. The PhD is assessed by a dissertation of 100,000 words in length and offers potential progression to post-doctoral research.
Information for international students
English language requirements include an IELTS, with a minimum overall score of 7.5 and not less than 7.0 in writing, with no element less than 6.0; or TOEFL iBT minimum 113 with not less than 26 in writing.
Fees and funding
AHRC (two available); Durham Doctoral Studentship scheme.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
MLitt by research
Course contact details
- Department of English Studies
- (0)191 334 2500