University of Southampton

University of Southampton


PhD supervision is offered in English, interdisciplinary studies (via the research centres) and creative writing; students receive regular supervision and training in research and communication skills, both generic and specific to their research project; they participate in weekly research seminars and are encouraged to contribute to conferences and symposia, both at Southampton and elsewhere; after year 1, students may be offered a part-time teaching fellowship; there are 3 research centres: Centre for Contemporary Writing; Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture; and the Chawton House Library.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree and Master's in a relevant subject, or equivalent (other qualifications will be considered). Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis and oral presentation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 2 years
PhD Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 6809