You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.
Months of entry
Course contentBased within our Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, our research programme in English Literature is characterised by a combination of traditional literary scholarship and innovative interdisciplinarity.
Staff are engaged in editing scholarly new editions of important but neglected works and also investigate the connections between literature and other disciplines and subject areas, including history, philosophy, science, urban studies and visual cultures.
The department has established strengths in the following areas: Gothic studies; Victorian Literature and Culture; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Cultural and Critical Theory.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.
Fees and fundingPlease find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University on our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Research Admissions
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