English Literature PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)
The Department of English Literature is one of the leading departments for the postgraduate study of English Literature and Culture in the UK, offering expert teaching and research supervision across the full chronological range, from Old English to the present day. We have a commitment to a rich diversity of theoretical, historical and intellectual approaches to our subjects.
The University has been ranked as one of the world's top 50 institutions in which to study English Language and Literature in the 2018 QS World Rankings.
The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.
The MLitt involves undertaking research on a chosen topic leading to the preparation of a thesis of 60,000 words.
The PhD – the most advanced research degree – leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.
Research interests of staff include:
Early modern literature
Eighteenth century literature
Nineteenth century literature
Modern and contemporary literature and culture
The diverse research interests and approaches of the department ensure a vibrant and dynamic research community.
Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities.
This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.20
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