Entry requirements

PhD students are expected to have an MA in a related area of study, with an overall average of at least 65%.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

You're welcome to study with us full- or part-time and we'll provide high quality research training, as part of a comprehensive support package. There are regular graduate seminars and we fund research students to give papers at academic conferences in the UK.

Subject Overview

Thanks to our wide-ranging research interests we can offer you real choice when it comes to selecting your thesis topic. Here are a few recent examples of our students' work:-

  • Shakespeare and Yeats’s Plays: Impact, Influence, Intertextuality
  • Paradise Revised: The Formal and Material Revision of Paradise Lost
  • Poetic Diction of the Early Romantic Period
  • The Formation of Emily Bronte’s Imaginary World
  • George Eliot’s Grammar of Being
  • A Critical Study of John Wyndham’s Works
  • Jacques Derrida: An Intellectual Biography
  • Evaluation in Evangelical Sermons: The Rhetorical Functions of Misguided Voices
  • Evidence of Lexical Priming in Spoken Liverpool English

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
12-48 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927