A Masters degree in a literary subject or another discipline relevant to your chosen area of research.
Months of entry
January, October, April
- PhD in English
- MPhil in English
The English faculty encompasses research strengths and interests that span most periods of English literature and contemporary critical theory.
Particular areas of expertise include Renaissance writing; culture and ideology; the novel from the 18th century to the present; romantic, Victorian and modern poetry; and all aspects of modernism and postmodernism.
There is a strong commitment to the interdisciplinary study of literature in its historical and discursive context in relation to philosophy, history of art and the history of ideas; to postcolonial and feminist criticism; to gay and blesbian criticism; and to recent developments in psychoanalytic, Marxist, post-structuralist and ‘new historicist’ criticism.Research training
The University’s Doctoral School runs a wide range of training courses covering the needs of students throughout all phases of their studies.Recent and current thesis titles
Gossip: gender and genre from Pepys to Woolf
Law and form: Joyce, Beckett and philosophy
More intimate than violence: rape, representation and the civic bond
Shakespeare and cyberspace
Temporality in modernist literature
The body in sickness in England 1558-1640
Thomas Hardy’s relations with contemporary readers
TS Eliot, mass culture and the music hall
Virginia Woolf’s essays: a woman writer’s production of literary history
Waking nightmares: a critical study of Ian McEwan’s novels
For further information, visit the webpage below.
Information for international students
See link for international students' entry requirements: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/3913#qualifications
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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