Research course

English Literature

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of English Literature and Creative Writing
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We offer the opportunity to undertake research in English Literature, delivered on campus or through distance learning.

You will have access to a range of world-class resources in the University’s Main Library and the Cadbury Research Library where a host of rare manuscripts and archives are available. The department also fosters a range of connections with local partners such as the Library of Birmingham, the largest municipal library in Europe, and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, itself part of the wider School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

distance learning
36-72 months
full time
36 months
part time
72 months
online
36-72 months

MA by research

distance learning
12-24 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months
online
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk