Research course

English Language and Literature

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of English and Drama
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A good degree or equivalent experience. Please include a detailed research proposal with your application, giving the title of your research, the degree for which it is intended, and a description of your topic (300-700 words). You should include: the basic question forming the core of your enquiry; a summary of the overall scope of your topic; information on the methods you will adopt; a set of chapter headings, with a short outline of each chapter's likely content; a bibliography; a plan of work with the separate stages of your research.

Months of entry

December, October, July, April

Course content

The Department is a thriving and supportive research community with a proven record of publications of international excellence. Research students: share the Department's own postgraduate room which has several networked computers; are provided with photocopying and inter-library loan facilities; have a supervisor with expertise in the selected research area and a Director of Research to provide additional guidance and pastoral support; join one or more of three Departmental research groups, depending on their area of research; are invited to attend regular Departmental research seminars; can apply for assistance with funding for conferences; may have the opportunity for paid undergraduate teaching.

Department specialisms

Early-modern literature; texts in performance; women's writing; nineteenth-century literature; modernism; contemporary writing; postcolonial writing; American literature and film; linguistics.; Shakespeare.

Information for international students

Loughborough University offers a number of scholarships to full-time international students. Contact: international-office@lboro.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Several of our students have been successful in applying to the AHRC; others have been successful in winning Faculty and University Studentships each year. In addition the Department offers bursaries of £1,000 per annum to all self-financed full-time postgraduates, and £500 per annum to all self-financed part-time postgraduates.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1509 222 496