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MPhil/PhD in Caribbean Studies

Our Centre’s aim is to stimulate teaching and research on the Caribbean, helping you to develop your awareness of the region and of its historically interdependent linkages with Britain and the world. We encourage the study of the Caribbean in an Atlantic context, emphasising African, North and South American, Asian and European influences from a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

The Centre is an umbrella unit of academics drawn from different departments. If you are writing Caribbean dissertations supervised by these academics, you may be registered at the Centre or in the departments of the respective academics.

Research Areas

Current areas of research expertise are: Slavery and empire in the 18th and 19th centuries; Caribbean maritime worlds and networks; white identities; Caribbean writing in French and Spanish; postcolonial Caribbean texts; pre-1900 English Caribbean literatures; women's writing and feminist theory; disaster law and culture; slavery and law; the Haitian Revolution; postcolonial studies, world literature, literary and cultural theory; gender and slavery; enslaved runaways and maroons. Students will be supervised by faculty members with expertise in these areas.

Regular term-time seminars in Caribbean Studies and Comparative Caribbean Literatures are run within the Faculty of Arts, and form a compulsory element of our research degrees.

Essential Information

Full time: 3-4 years

Entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an MA degree in a relevant subject

English Language Requirements

Location of study
University of Warwick

Course fees

MPhil / PhD

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year (estimated)

Part time:
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year (estimated)

Find out more about Fees and Funding

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Application information

All applications should be made online. Before applying you are encouraged to contact the Director of the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, David Lambert.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.