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Critical and Cultural Theory (PhD/MPhil)

Cardiff University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 04-JAN-22, 01-APR-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme aims

The PhD programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise to take you on to a role in Higher Education, or employment requiring high-level skills in research or advanced subject knowledge.

Distinctive features

  • The School has a dynamic interdisciplinary research culture with a variety of seminar series;
  • The School offers a wide selection of research training opportunities, including a thesis workshop and reading groups;
  • Continuing PhD students attend a fortnightly reading group and a weekly skills training session;
  • PhD students are encouraged to publish;
  • The School has a dedicated suite for its research students with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and Internet;
  • As from their second year, students have the opportunity for teaching on the School’s undergraduate degree programmes, and receive mentoring sessions from a full-time member of staff;
  • The School makes funding available each year for postgraduate research students who wish to attend conferences or undertake library archive visits that are related to their PhD studies.

Research

"Positioned at the interface of different traditions, methodologies, theoretical approaches, disciplines and practices, our pioneering research engenders challenging and fascinating questions for our staff and, through our PhD supervision and research-led teaching, also for our students at all levels." Professor Alison Wray, Director of Research in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

The School’s research is recognised internationally for its excellence and was ranked in the top ten for the quality of its English Language and Literature research, including Creative Writing, in the latest Research Excellence Framework(REF2014).

Cardiff University has recently joined the world's top 100 universities for the study of English Language & Literature in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

We welcome PhD applications in staff specialist areas, such as the following:

  • Critical Marxism
  • Cultural History
  • Deconstruction
  • Deleuze studies
  • Digital theory and game studies
  • Eco-humanities
  • Gender, sexuality and race
  • German aesthetics and Frankfurt School
  • Postcolonialism, Nation and culture
  • Postmodernism
  • Posthumanism
  • Theories of the literary
  • Trauma and memory studies.

Tuition fees

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 72%

    23rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    38
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    98th

    6

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