Research course

School of English

University of Leeds · School of English
PhDMA by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Research Degree candidates normally hold a first-class or second-class honours degree in a subject relevant to their proposed field of reseach. Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study.

Months of entry


Course content

Applicants for research are welcomed in all areas of English language and literature. Every student in their first year required to take the school's Research Methods Course and to attend the university's workshops for new research students.

Department specialisms

English Literature: Medieval, Renaissance, 18th-Century, Victorian, 20th-century; American Literature and Culture; Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies; Icelandic Studies; Bibliography; Theatre Studies; English Language

Fees and funding

School scholarships, AHRB, ORS, Commonwealth scholarships, Alban scholarships, White Rose scholarships, university scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months

MA by research

full time
12+ months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Secretary
0113 343 4773
0113 343 4774