Research course

Arts, English and Drama

Loughborough University · Department of English and Drama

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree and masters level qualification, or equivalent experience, is expected.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The School of the Arts, English and Drama provides a dynamic, creative and technically supportive environment for postgraduate study. We offer a friendly and inclusive community with a proven record for publications of international excellence.

A unique range of research opportunities encompass art, design, history, theory, theatre, performance, post-medieval literature, publishing, linguistics studies, and creative writing, including theatre, fiction and poetry.

Our research includes conceptual research leading to published outcomes and applied research leading to industrial and commercial applications and/or professional and public commissions.

We are also committed to knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange projects. We use our research strengths to form links with the creative industries, developing the entrepreneurial side of our activities, and fostering a range of productive and effective knowledge transfer partnerships.

Our specialist researchers encompass a wide range of expertise, and the School achieved excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Submitting to three different discipline panels, 71% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The significance of our research can be seen not only through the 2014 REF results, but also through the impact it has on arts, culture and wider society as a whole.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1509 223379