Research course

English Literature

Institution
Lancaster University · English Literature and Creative Writing
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Master’s Degree
Master’s degree or equivalent in English literature or literature in other languages, usually with an average of at least 65% for UK MA's.

Undergraduate Degree
2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in English Literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages.

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you also need to provide
A viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.
A sample of written work, eg an essay or dissertation chapter of approximately 3000-5000 words
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.
If you submit an application you should include the names of any potential supervisors that you have identified

Months of entry

October

Course content

Entry to our MPhil/PhD courses is for those who have already demonstrated potential for independent study at MA level. We accept proposals in all literary fields, but are particularly interested in matching students with the expertise in our research centres and among our staff.

Students are offered excellent support and training, both through regular meetings with their supervisors and dedicated seminars and workshops (at both Departmental and Faculty level).

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.5

Fees and funding

Learn more on our Fees and Funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36/24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
English Literature Course Enquiries
Email
englishpg@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593089