Research course

Centre for Editing Lives and Letters

UCL - University College London · English Language and Literature

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Research focuses on making archives matter, concentrating on the years 1500 to 1800.

CELL marries the rigorous standards of traditional scholarship with the new possibilities opened up by transformations in communication and information technologies. Students will be encouraged to work with archival material in new and innovative ways; exploring, collaborating and developing skills across a variety of disciplines. CELL is a small research centre, with an active day-to-day life, and students can expect focused support and real interest in their work.

Department specialisms

Early Modern and Renaissance History Early Modern Marginalia History of Medicine History of the Book Intellectual History Literature and Science in the 16th and 17th Centuries Post-medieval Bibliography and Paleography The Literature of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Courts Shakespeare Studies Women Writers of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Matthew Symonds
+44 (0)20 7679 2784