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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a related subject.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Based within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, academic staff in Humanities are active researchers, working within and across the disciplinary boundaries of English, publishing, and art history and visual culture.

Humanities has two main disciplinary areas that share the values traditionally constituting humanities studies: English with specialisms, and art history and visual culture with specialisms. Humanities also houses a Centre for Doctorial Training: Feminism, Sexual Politics and Visual Culture.

In a period of instability and rapid change characterising the early 21st century, we seek to find new ways of connecting humanities research with the problems facing society while affirming shared human experiences. We favour interdisciplinary research projects that reach across the units in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and we also collaborate with research units in other schools.

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.

You will be supported by expert staff with a diverse range of research interests and experience.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of research degree funding options.

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 223879