Research course

English Literature

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Music, Humanities and Media
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

  • a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to pursue an independent, cutting-edge research project that will make an original contribution to knowledge in your field.

A full-time PhD is a three-year programme of research that culminates in a thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words.

You are expected to work to an approved programme of study, which will be determined through discussion with your supervisors. During this time, you will develop your skills through attendance at workshops, conferences, seminars, and/or masterclasses. You will develop your critical thinking to a high level, and gain important professional skills to support your subsequent career.

Information for international students

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,647

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

In 2021/22 the full-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate researchers will be £4,647.

Tuition fees for UK researchers will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Assistant
Email
mhmpostgrad@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1484 472375