Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

English at Loughborough comprises the disciplines of English, Publishing, Art History and Visual Culture and is based within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities

English at Loughborough sits within the Humanities subject area in the world-leading School of Social Science and Humanities. We have an impressive reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of textual editing and interpretation, creative writing, book history and publishing. Our approach is to explore culture and communication in context, developing in our students a critical approach to both literary histories and contemporary literatures and theories. We have a strong central focus on English literature and language, yet enable students to explore more interdisciplinary, comparative aspects of the field.

You will have full access to a range of outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including dedicated social and informal study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a variety of offices and teaching rooms for seminars and small group activities. Innovative teaching and research the School provides a number of exciting ways to enhance your skills and develop your employability by incorporating the latest research developments into the curriculum, and providing teaching from leading experts in their specialist subject areas. You will be supported by expert staff with a diverse range of research interests and experience in publishing, literature, textual scholarship and creative writing.

All of our academic staff are active researchers, working within and across disciplinary boundaries. The School is home to 130 postgraduates working closely with 100 specialist supervisors who are located in one of five main study areas:

  • Communication and Media
  • Geography and Environment
  • Humanities
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social and Policy Studies

Information for international students

See our website for information for international students.

Fees and funding

See our website for funding information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223379