Entry requirements

  • an undergraduate honours degree at 2:1 level or above or international equivalent
  • a masters degree at Merit level or above in the relevant area
  • a detailed research proposal

Applicants without a masters degree who can demonstrate equivalent expertise are invited to contact the School for further advice.

Please note, for acceptance on to a PhD you must also have a confirmed supervisor from within the School of English.

Months of entry

January, November, October, May, April, February

Course content

The School of English at Nottingham is renowned internationally for its research expertise across the subject, and hosts a number of thriving Research Centres.

Our PhD in English covers a wide range of literatures in English, reflecting the diversity, strength, and depth of the school and its work. We offer research supervision in the following areas:

  • Literature, 1500 to present
  • Medieval Language and Literature
  • Drama and Performance

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917