The normal minimum entry requirement for admission to the programme is an upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject and a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes) from a UK university, or overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard. At its discretion, Queen Mary may accept candidates with alternative qualifications or an appropriate level of research experience gained in the workplace or similar environment.
We may require a qualifying examination in English and/or evidence of an appropriate level of competence in written and spoken English.
The School accepts students for a research degree, leading to a PhD. Applicants for this degree are accepted on the basis of previous academic performance and subject to the availability of a member of staff to supervise their work. We welcome applications from home and overseas students. Prospective students are advised to consult a potential supervisor with a draft research proposal before submitting a formal application. You should also include a relevant piece of written work showing your potential for carrying out high level research in your subject area (preferably a final-year undergraduate or MA dissertation), with your application. Completed applications should be sent to the Admissions and Recruitment Office at Queen Mary.
Months of entry
The Department of Comparative Literature and Culture engages in collaborative research with our School’s own Departments of French, German, Iberian and Latin American Studies, and Russian.
We focus on four distinctive research areas:
- Literature, science and ethics.
- Transcultural visual studies and cultures of materiality.
- Transnational and cosmopolitan studies.
- World literature.
Literature, science and ethics, • Transcultural visual studies and cultures of materiality, • Transnational and cosmopolitan studies, • World literature.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
A PhD is a significant financial investment, but it is one that we believe brings an invaluable personal experience and a wealth of professional opportunities on your graduation.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Programme Administrator
- 020 7882 8332