University of Manchester

University of Manchester

English and American Studies

The course includes both traditional areas of research and new fields and methods; it is conducted across both the chronological span and the theoretical range of the subject; specific areas of international research excellence include: Old and middle English; renaissance literature; romanticism; Victorian literature and culture; contemporary literature; modern Irish and Scottish studies; American studies and cultural theory.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or its equivalent for overseas applicants) in English or a closely related area, plus the equivalent level of achievement in a recognised MA programme; IELTS test applicants are normally expected to score a minimum of 7.0 overall to include a writing score of 7.0; on the TOEFL test a minimum score of 103 (internet-based test) is expected.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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