University of Surrey

University of Surrey


Areas of research include: London writing; modernist space; urbanism; utopian fiction; visual culture in World War II; psychogeography; pop culture; English baroque; the Victorian city; conceptual history of the prehistoric world; comparative literature; intercultural relations; gender studies; postcolonial studies; modernism; Russian literature and culture; Central European literature and culture; African literatures; 20th-century women's writing; Anglo-American modernism; psychoanalysis; feminist literary criticism; humour studies; gender studies; literary middlebrow; trauma narratives; morphology; morphology�syntax interaction; computational linguistics; ontologies for linguistics; typology; oceanic languages; Slavonic languages; typology; morphology especially network morphology; morphosyntactic features; colour terms; the Slavonic language family especially Russian; narrative theory and analysis; multimodality; translation and creativity, creative and professional writing; critical and cultural theory; national identity; race and ethnicity; food; mobilities; popular culture; British cinema; post-colonial British fiction; post-colonial studies; gender and queer studies; reception of the classics in British and Indian culture; representations of modern Greece in British writing; 19th-century women's writing; travel literature/tourism studies; contemporary British Asian fiction; sociopragmatic; pragmatic variation with particular reference to institutional talk; politeness; cross-cultural and intercultural communication; sociolinguistics; early modern literature; women's writing; gender studies; film; spiritual writing.

Entry requirements

Suitably qualified graduates in literature, cultural and communication studies, language and linguistics, and creative writing are invited to apply for our doctoral research programme; students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, are subsequently confirmed as having PhD status; non native speakers of English are normally required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum of 7.0 in writing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 12,735 per Academic year (overseas fees) 33 months
PhD Part-time - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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