Taught course


Sheffield Hallam University · English
MPhilPhD by taught

Entry requirements

To apply for a MPhil or PhD (subject to confirmation) we normally expect you to have • a masters degree in English or another appropriate discipline, plus • a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent Direct PhD registration may be permitted if you hold a masters degree, or an overseas masters degree of equivalent standard, which • is postgraduate according to the UK Quality Assurance Agency’s National Qualifications Framework • included training in research and a research-based project report/dissertation or equivalent If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 7.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

MPhil, PhD

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work and build your own original area of expertise. You can choose from a wide range of research topics, from Renaissance literature to creative writing. The way you complete your PhD can also vary widely, from writing an extended 80,000 word thesis to a practice based PhD that comprises a 40,000 word thesis and one or more original creative works.

Key points
• Build on previous academic or professional experience to develop your expertise.
• Choose between traditional thesis-based research or practice-based research.
• Take part in a vibrant research culture that includes training events and PhD seminars.
• Apply to the AHRC for funding opportunities at the University.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
84 months

PhD by taught

full time
36 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 3673