Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in English Literature or a relevant discipline. IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in the written component, or equivalent.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
We offer research degrees leading to the award of an MPhil/PhD.
The research culture in English encompasses all staff and postgraduate students and is proactive in developing interdisciplinary links within the University, nationally and internationally. Main research interests include:
- Old and Middle English
- Romantic/Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Fiction
- 20th- and 21st-Century Literature, Culture and Film
- Comics and Graphic Novels
- American Writing
- Scottish Writing
- Professor Aidan Day is a Victorianist (with particular expertise in Tennyson's poetry) and is also a specialist in aspects of post-1945 literatures in English;
- Professor Kirsty Gunn, Professor of Creative Writing, is a novelist whose The Boy and the Sea won the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award for 2007;
- Dr Brian Hoyle has research and publishing interests in subjects such as Post-War British Art Cinema and Literature;
- Professor Peter Kitson (President of The English Association and the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS)), is an acknowledged authority on the Romantic Period and its Literature;
- Dr Tim Morris publishes on American Modernist Poetry, especially Wallace Stevens;
- Dr Andrew Roberts is a specialist on Contemporary British Poetry, especially Geoffrey Hill and avant garde/'linguistically innovative' poetry, including digital poetry;
- Dr Aliki Varvogli is an Americanist who has published on Paul Auster's Fiction;
- Dr Keith Williams publishes extensively on the relations between literary writing and film and media in the first half of the Twentieth Century.
Further details of staff research interests are available on: Staff & Research Students
* Old and Middle English * Romantic/Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Fiction * Modernism * 20th- and 21st-Century Literature, Culture and Film * Comics and Graphic Novels * Postcolonial * American Writing * Scottish Writing
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Current studentship vacancies can be found on: PhD Studentships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Aliki Varvogli
- +44 (0)1382 384418