Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant discipline. An MA in a relevant discipline can also be helpful in some areas.

Months of entry


Course content

There are several members of staff with a range of specialisms. A growing community of postgraduate researchers exists, supervised by members of the English team, who are all active publishing researchers. Compulsory research practice course.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 required by applicants whose first language is not English.

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Further details of qualification

Applications are invited for MPhil. or PhD. PhD students must first enter at MPhil level and then transfer to PhD if applicable. PhD direct may be permitted if student holds relevant MA.

Course contact details

Mrs Sarah Davey
0115 848 6335