Research course

English Literature

Institution
Newcastle University · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in English. PhD applicants also require a master's degree.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This research-led programme enables you to study one of our specialist areas of literature which ranges in period from the medieval to the contemporary. You will benefit from expert supervision and join our thriving School with an energetic, creative and well-resourced research culture.
We normally offer supervision in the following areas:
  • Medieval literature
  • Renaissance and early modern literature
  • Eighteenth century and Romantic period literature and culture
  • Victorian literature
  • Fin-de-siècle and modernism
  • Postcolonial literatures
  • American literature and culture
  • Children’s literature
  • Theatre studies
  • Film
You can see the range of research topics our current students are working on.
We encourage the use of the archival opportunities offered by our various partner institutions, including the Seven Stories Centre for the Children's Book, the Wordsworth Trust (Dove Cottage), and the Keats-Shelley House in Rome.

Department specialisms

Medieval literature; Renaissance and early modern literature; Eighteenth century and Romantic period literature and culture; Victorian literature; Fin-de-siècle and modernism; Postcolonial literatures; American literature and culture; Children’s literature; Theatre studies; Film

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Sherelle Coulson, Programme Administrator, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Email
pg.english@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7199