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English Literature - Postgraduate Research Opportunities


About the Programme

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 2019 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 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:

Medieval literature
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.


Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in English Language and Literature?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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