Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Months of entry
January, September, July, May
Expert supervision across the full range of literature from the medieval period to the present day. This includes modern literary theory, editorial and bibliographical studies, and literary biography, also some areas of language study. The department contributes widely to the interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Centre and the Centre for Medieval Studies.
We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- History of the Book
- Literature, Medicine, and Science
- Literature and War
- Literature, Art, and Film
- Literature and Adolescence
- Life Writing
- Gender and Sexuality
- English Language and Linguistics
- Applied Linguistics and TESOL
- Old English and Late Medieval
- Renaissance and Early Modern
- Romantic and Victorian
- 20th Century and Contemporary
All aspects of English literature from the medieval period to the present day.
Information for international students
International students may be sponsored from sources such as the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme. English language requirements are as indicated in the university's Postgraduate Prospectus.
Fees and funding
External sources, AHRC, university and scholarships.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Philip Shaw
- 0116 252 2634 / 0116 252 3943
- 0116 252 2065