A first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent in other national systems) in any area of literature, history or cultural studies. Applicants from other humanities or social science subjects will also be considered.
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
TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union under the Erasmus Mundus scheme.
It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). You spend your first semester in Canterbury and then have a choice of two out of four locations: Canterbury, Berlin, Porto or Prague.
Candidates have research projects that are comparative and interdisciplinary in conception, that bear a clear relation to present needs and debates, and that span at least two different linguistic, religious and/or ethnic cultures within Europe, or that relate one European with one non-European culture, in the period 1400 to 1700, or in later political or cultural uses and representations of early modern literature and history. By relating a broad understanding of ‘text’ – in its original meaning of tissue, web or texture – to underlying ‘events’ – the raw data of the past shaped into story by ‘weaving’ or writing – all projects combine a textual-literary with a cultural-historical strand.
Research in the School of English comes roughly under the following areas. However, there is often a degree of overlap between groups, and individual staff have interests that range more widely. Eighteenth Century. Nineteenth Century American Literature Creative Writing Medieval and Early Modern Modern Poetry Postcolonial
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
Canterbury in Semester 1; then a choice of two out of four locations: Canterbury, Berlin, Porto or Prague.
Course contact details
- School of English
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