Research course

Comparative Literature

Institution
University of Kent · School of European Culture and Languages
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class BA honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, a distinction or merit in an MA programme or equivalent in a relevant subject and the appropriate language skills. Research students need to demonstrate competence in the relevant languages.

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

September

Course content

Comparative Literature at Kent offers an excellent environment for the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders. On this PhD programme you benefit from spending a year at Kent's Paris School of Arts and Culture, to immerse yourself in French culture and language.

Over the duration of the PhD, you produce an original piece of research of up to 100,000 words. Previous and ongoing doctoral projects in Comparative Literature with a French component include: 'Representations of the Jew in the Nineteenth-Century Novel in France, Germany, and England’, 'Sleep and States of Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century British and French Gothic Literature', and 'Comedy and the Spirit of Contingence: The Comic as Theorised in Modern Philosophy, and its Realisation in Post-War British and French Drama'.

Information for international students

Please see http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's postgraduate funding pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

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

Course contact details

Name
School of European Culture and Languages
Email
seclpgadmin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827 283