For the PhD: Applications only accepted from candidates who hold a good Honours Degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. Candidates need to put forward an academic proposal for the subject area to be considered for the PhD programme. For the MPhil: Applications only accepted from candidates who hold a good Honours Degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
Months of entry
MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement.
The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original research that makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in your particular field of study.
The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the director of studies.
Particular areas of expertise in the department are the work of Virginia Woolf, women's writing in the 19th and 20th centuries, Modernism, children's literature, and literary and cultural theory.
Information for international students
International students require: TOFEL score of at least 575 paper based and 230 computer based; or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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