Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

English

This programme is a chance to pursue a subject of interest in much greater depth, helping students become an expert in their chosen field. Students will be supervised by world-renowned experts and will enjoy full access to office and University facilities. Research students will have the opportunity to play a significant part in the life of the School, including attendance at staff seminars and even teaching where appropriate.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have been awarded, or expect to be awarded, a Master's degree in a relevant English literary or linguistic field from a British or overseas university. Exceptional candidates without a Master's degree, but holding a 1st Class Bachelor's degree in English, may be considered dependent upon the academic coherence and promise of their research proposal, and its consonance with the academic expertise of the School. Applicants for MPhil are normally required to have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Those accepted for registration for MPhil may be allowed to apply for transfer to PhD registration at a later date subject to satisfactory research progress.

Course modules

Supervision is available for research in most areas of English literature: Renaissance, 17th- to 20th-century literature, Dickens, fantastic and Gothic writing, feminism, Victorian and modern poetry, contemporary writing, language studies, corpus linguistics, narrative studies, language and colonialism.

Assessment methods

For both MPhil and PhD assessment is through a written thesis.

Sponsorship information

Some bursaries may be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Distance learning - 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Distance learning - 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City North Campus Birmingham B42 2SU West Midlands

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