Research course

English and American Studies

Institution
The University of Manchester · English and American Studies
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree (or its equivalent for overseas applicants) in English or a closely related area, plus the equivalent level of achievement in a recognised MA programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

English and American Studies has a strong tradition in research and its current profile includes both traditional areas of research and new fields and methods. Research is conducted across both the chronological span and the theoretical range of the subject. Specific areas of international research excellence include Old and Middle English, Renaissance Literature, Romanticism, Victorian Literature and Culture, Contemporary Literature, Modern Irish and Scottish Studies, American Studies and Cultural Theory.

Module details
English and American Studies has a strong tradition in research and its current profile includes both traditional areas of research and new fields and methods. Research is conducted across both the chronological span and the theoretical range of the subject. Specific areas of international research excellence include Old and Middle English, Renaissance Literature, Romanticism, Victorian Literature and Culture, Contemporary Literature, Modern Irish and Scottish Studies, American Studies and Cultural Theory.

Department specialisms

Medieval Literature and Culture; Post-1900 Literature and Culture; Cultural Theory. Please visit the University of Manchester website for full details of current staff and their research interests.

Information for international students

7.0 overall to include a writing score of 7.0; on the TOEFL test a minimum score of 103 (internet-based test) is expected.

Fees and funding

In most years departmental and Faculty bursaries are available. Candidates applying for AHRC funding through the University will be considered for these awards. The deadline is usually 1st March. Overseas students can apply for ORS, the deadline is usually early January. Please see the University website or contact Postgraduate Admissions.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
PhDSALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 3559