Research course

English Literature

University of Liverpool · School of English

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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


Course content

Our world-leading expertise in English and related literature spans all periods from medieval to contemporary. We also have expertise in many aspects of language study including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, stylistics, philosophy of language, discourse analysis and applied linguistics. Our creative writing degrees are supervised by published and award winning writers with particular expertise in critical and creative writing, especially in the area of poetry and/or poetics, and international poetics in translation.

The following Research Clusters are established in the department:

  • Textual Criticism
  • Contemporary Literatures
  • Religion and Literature
  • Shakespeare and Renaissance
  • Literature, Science and Environment
  • Creative Writing
  • Language Variation
  • Language and Culture

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927