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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, February, April, May, October, November

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, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917