Research course

Poetry: Text, Practice as Research

Institution
University of Kent · School of English
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent) and, normally, a taught MA qualification.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

You will produce a volume of poetry as well as a piece of scholarly research of 30-40,000 words. Given its emphasis on poetic practice as research into the possibilities and potential for contemporary poetry, the programme integrates with the aims and objectives of the Centre for Modern Poetry allowing for joint supervision between the two centres. Cross-faculty work on modern poetry with colleagues in the School of European Culture and Languages is also encouraged. The programme acknowledges the fact that poetry has historically understood itself as an art, consciously informed by research.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
60-72 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Subject Enquiries
Email
english@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823054