English PhD

Our PhD in English covers a wide range of literatures, reflecting the diversity, strength, and depth of the school and its work.
Year of entry
Full-time 4 years (3 years registered study, plus one year thesis), or part-time 8 years (6 years registered study, plus two years thesis)
Type of study
Part-time Full-time
Entry requirements

2:1 level or above (or international equivalent), a masters degree at Merit level or above, or a detailed research proposal

Applicants without a masters degree who can demonstrate equivalent expertise are invited to contact the School for further advice.

Please note, for acceptance on to a PhD you must also have a confirmed supervisor from within the School of English.

7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
UK/EU fees
International fees
Start date
1 October and 1 February
University Park
Arts English

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Expert supervision

As a scholar studying the Viking Age, I felt that it was important to research in an area where the Vikings settled. The layers of history are present in all parts of England. Very few universities could have provided me with the proper guidance for my ambitious research project!
Cassidy Croci, PhD student at the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

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