Lancaster University

Lancaster University


Entry to our MPhil/PhD courses is for those who have already demonstrated potential for independent study at Master's level. We accept proposals in all literary fields, but are particularly interested in matching students with the expertise in our centres and among our staff. Students who are accepted are offered excellent support and training, both through regular meetings with their supervisors and dedicated seminars and workshops (at both departmental and faculty level).

Entry requirements

A Master's in English literature (although closely related disciplines will also be considered on a case-by-case basis) and a viable research proposal. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on original research and thesis.

Sponsorship information

Limited university funding by application; AHRB competition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880