A good first degree (a minimum 2.1 or equivalent) and an MA in a relevant topic. In exceptional cases, students with a good first degree will be considered for Creative Writing where there is a substantial or promising creative portfolio. Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, are subsequently confirmed as having PhD status.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
Contemporary writing and culture; Creative writing; Comparative literature; Women's writing and gender studies; The Literature of Humour; English Literature from the Medieval period to the present day; English Language and Linguistics.
Information for international students
Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 7.0 in the Writing component.
Fees and funding
As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, our highest quality students may be eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver). Faculty studentships are also available for top-quality students, covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and maintenance at current research-council rates for full-time or part-time study.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- 01483 686 509