Research course

English and Comparative Literary Studies

University of Warwick · Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. An MA (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Research degrees allow for sustained individual research on a single theme or topic with supervision by a member of staff with expertise in the area of research. Postgraduates in both the taught and research degree programmes are very much embraced within the department and are welcomed here in a way similar to new staff. You will share a common room with academics in the department, and enjoy full access to dedicated computer and library facilities.

Areas for PhD supervision include but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Lifeworld fictions;
  • American Literature and Culture;
  • Critical Theory;
  • Ecocriticism;
  • Eighteenth/Nineteenth-century studies;
  • Feminist theory;
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis;
  • Literature and Religion;
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies;
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature;
  • Modernism;
  • Poetry and Poetics;
  • Postcolonial and World Literary Studies;
  • Shakespeare, Drama and Performance;
  • Literary Translation;
  • Translation Studies;
  • World Literary Systems.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,191 (estimated)
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585