Durham University

Durham University

English Studies

Research supervision available in the following areas: Medieval poetry, drama, myth and romance; 18th- and 19th-century English literature; American literature; 20th-century poetry and fiction, and critical theory; the reception of classical texts; Medieval literature and culture; Renaissance literature; romantic poetry, fiction, political writing and aesthetic theory; Victorian fin-de-siecle and Edwardian writing; post-modernism, literary hermeneutics and ideas of authorship; 20th-century poetry and fiction by British, Irish and American writers.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require an Honours degree (at least a 2.1) or its equivalent and (for the MLitt or PhD) a Master's degree from a recognised university; when submitting, applicants need to include a piece of written work approximately 1,200 words in length on a literary subject; this can be any piece of work completed during the last 2 years; English language requirements include an IELTS, with a minimum overall score of 7.5 and not less than 7.0 in writing, with no element less than 6.0; or TOEFL iBT minimum 113 with not less than 26 in writing.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed by a dissertation of up to 50,000 words in length and offers potential progression to PhD; MLitt is assessed by a dissertation of up to 70,000 words in length and also offers potential progression to PhD; the PhD is assessed by a dissertation of up to 100,000 words in length and offers potential progression to post-doctoral research.

Sponsorship information

AHRC (2 available); Durham Doctoral Studentship scheme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
MLitt Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MLitt Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MLitt Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MLitt Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MLitt Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MLitt Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MLitt Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MLitt Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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