…..| MPhil & PhD Programmes
The Postgraduate Research Programme leading to the degree of PhD is ESRC-recognised and is based on individual research in all three years of the full-time programme (equivalent to five years part-time). However, for full-time candidates, first year research is combined with compulsory enrolment on taught Doctoral modules.
The MPhil programme is ERSC recognised and is based on individual research for 2 years full time (3 years part time). However, as with the PhD programme, for full time candidates, the first year of research is combined with compulsory enrolment on taught Doctoral modules.
As a Doctoral student you will join a lively community of research students and staff, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. Conference and symposia attendance is encouraged as is the development of joint publications with your Supervisor. These activities are partially supported by a dedicated fund, open to all research students on a year-by-year basis.
Your Research Programme
Doctoral students collaborate with academic staff on research projects and on their dissertations. Because of this close working relationship, applicants should make sure the School is a good academic fit and that there is a core group of staff within the program who are involved in research areas that are of interest to them.
Being a Research Student at the School
Research Students at the School are an integral part of their research activities and culture, enjoying the support of a very diverse and well-rounded community. Students come from across the UK and all over the globe to study here, bringing their individual perspectives and ideas.
Preparing Your Application
We encourage prospective students to first look through the universities Research Groups to view their current research activities and find a suitable match before applying:
Successful candidates must have:
– an Honours degree equivalent of British 2i) minimum, with a preference for Masters degree or first class honours equivalent
– a Bachelors or Masters degree in English, or a TOEFL score of 600 or 6.5 IELTS score (subjects must be relevant to proposed area of study)
– a satisfactory research proposal that fits with research interests of staff in the department
– two satisfactory academic references.