Masters degree or equivalent in English literature or literature in other languages, usually with an average of at least 65% for UK MAs.
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in English Literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages
As part of your application you also need to provide
A viable research proposal
A portfolio of original writing (no more than 15 poems or 30 pages of prose) showing potential for publication
Details of the research areas can be found on the Department’s website. If you are interested in applying for one of our PhD programmes, you may wish to informally contact a potential supervisor for guidance on the proposal prior to submitting your application. Guidance on the structure of the proposal is also available.
Months of entry
We host a thriving international and transcultural community of PhD students working across a range of literary genres and research projects.
Our pioneering virtual learning and research facilities have enabled the PhD to be studied by distance learning from overseas – and facilitated with ‘blended’ learning on campus – bringing together students working in English from all over the world to share creative work and critical readings.
We have particular supervisory strengths in contemporary poetry, long fiction, short fiction, narrative and new media as well as research that explores a sense of place, conflict, cultural tensions and synergies.
Information for international students
IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each element).
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36/24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1524 593089