Research course

English Research

King's College London · Department of English

Entry requirements

First class honours first degree or MA in English. Those applying for the joint degree are encouraged to contact an academic at King's to develop research links with the partner institution.

Months of entry


Course content

Although one of the oldest English departments in the country, with long established and still flourishing strengths in the study of Anglo-Saxon and medieval literatures, English at King's today is characterised by an exceptionally wide range of research activities reflected at all levels of its teaching programme. These include contemporary literary theory, the study of theatrical performance (including Shakespeare), literature and medicine, literature in relation to questions of gender and sexuality, Irish studies, writing and the visual arts, post-colonialism, literature and cultural production and the theory and practice of biography.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries, self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200