Standard Duration: Full-time 3-4 years, Part-time Up to 7 years
Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, with a final mark (or predicted final mark) of 65 or above
English Language: IELTS 7.5
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:
American Literature and Culture; British Writing and Culture, 1750–1900; Creative Writing; Critical Theory; Literature and Psychoanalysis; Literature and Religion; Medieval and Early Modern English Studies; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Postcolonial and World Literary Studies; Shakespeare, Drama and Performance; Translation, Theory and Practice; World Literary Systems; Gender and Sexuality.