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Literary and Cultural Studies PhD

University of Surrey
48 months
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Guildford
English
8,000 - 16,500 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

Literary and Cultural Studies PhD

At the Research Centre for Mobilities in Literature and Culture, we bring together researchers from across the School of Literature and Languages to examine pressing social and cultural issues. These themes of exploration include social and cultural networks; cities and urban culture; subversive space and the imagination of alternative spaces; disconnections and connections; embodiment and the practice and politics of movement; post-humanism; transnationalism and its limitations.

We’re part of TECHNE, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded doctoral training partnership, which provides access to comprehensive academic and professional training programmes, as well as the possibility of funding for your studies. Our projects are currently looking at areas such as the work of British artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), cartoneras publishing in South America and French migration and anarchist movements.

We’re part of the interdisciplinary School of Literature and Languages, which has research active staff in English Literature, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Translation Studies, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, and Literary and Cultural Studies. 

You’ll join a cosmopolitan, multilingual and multicultural community of students and scholars, and we see our research students as being a core part of the School.

Admission requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good Bachelors degree and/or Masters degree (2:1 or equivalent) in languages (with a literary or linguistic background), or in related subject areas is required. For other topics, a good Bachelors degree and an MA in a relevant topic is required.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category and at least 7.0 in the writing component.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.


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Program content

It normally takes three-years of full-time study or six years of part-time study to complete our PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies. You’ll take a confirmation viva at 12-15 months (or 24-30 months part-time) and then be assessed by a thesis and viva examination.

You’ll be assigned two supervisors, who you’ll meet with monthly to discuss your progress. Your supervisors will guide you through your PhD, and will give you feedback and advice on your work.

As a doctoral student in the School of Literatures and Languages, you’ll receive a structured training programme covering the practical aspects of being a researcher, including grant writing, publishing in journals, and applying for academic jobs.

Tuition fees

The price for UK/EU fees is 4327 GBP.

The price for Overseas fees is 16500 GBP.

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University of Surrey

University of Surrey

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey
UK

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