About this program
MPhil/PhD English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics
We offer MPhil and PhD research programmes in English (including American Studies), Comparative Literature or Linguistics for full or part-time study.
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The Department of English Creative Writing consists of some 40 scholars and creative writers whose work is acknowledged and cited internationally.
We offer a stimulating environment for undertaking postgraduate research in English Literature (including American Literature and literary theory), World Literature, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Creative Writing.
We particularly encourage cross- and interdisciplinary research in emerging fields of study and creative practice.
You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area, of at least high merit standard. We normally also expect an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.
- Home - full-time: £4500
- Home - part-time: £2250
- International - full-time: £15360
Carrying out a research degree will help you develop:
- transferable skills, including enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts
- the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials
- the ability to organise information, and to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments
Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in:
- public relations
- the civil service
- the media
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Goldsmiths, University of London
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