Research course


UCL - University College London · English Language and Literature

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in English Literature or a related subject is a pre-requisite for this programme, and a UK Master's degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard will normally be required.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

One of the highest-ranking English departments in the UK, UCL English provides excellent opportunities for PhD students to study in the heart of literary London, with access to vast quantities of resources and research materials, and a high number of academic staff working on a diverse range of specialist research topics.

The department has specialists in every period of English and American literature, as well as English language, and offers a full programme of research colloquia – at which papers are given by invited speakers and graduate students themselves – research methods seminars, and career development workshops. Students from the department have participated as visiting scholars at Yale as part of the UCL-Yale Collaborative Partnership. Students have automatic access to an incomparable range of archives and libraries, including Senate House Library and the British Library, both of which are nearby.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months

      Course contact details

      Dr Clare Stainthorp
      +44 (0)20 7679 7122