Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a distinction in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

From Shakespeare, contemporary literature and literary theory to Derrida, Freud and creative and critical writing – we welcome PhD applications in a wide range of areas.

Over 90% of all English faculty research has been graded as world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF). As a doctoral student, you’ll be supervised by academics who lead in their fields of study.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

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