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English Literature PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 20 English Literature PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in English Literature is a thrilling journey that allows you to delve deep into the world of words, exploring the rich tapestry of language, literature, and culture.

What's it like to study a PhD in English Literature?

Studying a PhD in English Literature is a truly immersive experience. You will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of literary texts, from classic works to contemporary pieces, and explore the historical, cultural, and social contexts in which they were written. You will develop advanced critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to conduct independent research and contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the field.

During your PhD, you will work closely with your supervisor, who will guide and support you throughout your research journey. You will also have the chance to participate in seminars, conferences, and workshops, where you can exchange ideas with fellow researchers and scholars.

Entry requirements for a PhD in English Literature

To pursue a PhD in English Literature, you will typically need a strong academic background, usually a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in English Literature or a related subject. Some universities may also require a Masters degree in a relevant field. Additionally, you will need to submit a research proposal outlining your intended area of study and research questions.

PhD in English Literature funding options

Funding for PhDs in English Literature may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in English Literature careers

A PhD in English Literature opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates go on to pursue academic careers, becoming lecturers or professors in universities, where they can continue their research and inspire the next generation of scholars. Others find employment in publishing, journalism, or the creative industries, using their expertise in literature and language to contribute to the world of media and communication. Additionally, the critical thinking and analytical skills developed during a PhD in English Literature are highly valued in fields such as marketing, public relations, and research consultancy.

Whether you choose to pursue an academic career or explore other professional paths, a PhD in English Literature equips you with the skills and knowledge to make a meaningful contribution to the world of literature, language, and culture. It is a rewarding and intellectually stimulating journey that allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and power of words.

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War and Modern Fantasy Writing

The University of Glasgow and Imperial War Museums (IWM) are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative doctoral studentship from October 2024 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme. Read more

Miriam Allott Doctoral Awards

The Department of English at the University of Liverpool invites applications for two Miriam Allott Doctoral Awards. Awards. There are two doctoral awards available. Read more

PhD Biography

For their first year, students attend seminars that provide a critical awareness of the subject, which is an essential prerequisite for dissertation work. Read more

Liverpool School of the Arts Doctoral Award

Faculty. Humanities and Social Sciences. Departments. Architecture, English, Communications & Media, Music, Philosophy. Level of award. Read more

English PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong/Singapore/Humboldt Berlin)

King's is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively and supportive group of academics and students engaged in the exploration of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. Read more

PhD Opportunities in English, History and Performance

We warmly invite applications for full-time or part-time self-funded PhD study. About the PhD programme. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) at Sheffield Hallam University was founded in 1996. Read more

Haunting Ecocide: Gothic Narratives of Environmental Crimes

Haunting Ecocides, an interdisciplinary funded PhD Scholarship at the University of Greenwich, is an exceptional opportunity for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research with world-leading experts in the fields of literature and criminology. Read more

Comparative Literature PhD

Joint PhDs available. Exciting opportunities to gain a joint PhD with Hong Kong University (HKU), the National University of Singapore (NUS). Read more

Creative Writing PhD

The PhD in Creative Writing at King’s is a practice-led course, incorporating taught elements and aspects of professional development. Read more

Cardiff University School of English, Communication and Philosophy - PhD Opportunities

With its unique mix of disciplines, Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy offers an exciting range of specialised and innovative postgraduate programmes and a dynamic and highly successful research culture. Read more

Research degrees in the School of English

We offer research degrees at both Masters and PhD level. MA by Research (MAR). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Undertaking a PhD allows you to develop in-depth knowledge and make a meaningful contribution to your chosen field. Read more

Shakespeare Studies - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Our Shakespeare Studies research programmes are taught by the Shakespeare Institute, which offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out their research in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as members of a closely-knit research community. Read more

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