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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The University of Brighton offers an active, supportive and stimulating environment for English literature PhD study in a range of literary fields, intersecting with history and cultural studies through our research Centre for Memory, Narrative and History and with performance studies through our specialist Performance and Communities Research and Enterprise Group.

Successful applicants to the research programme will join a thriving postgraduate community in both literature and the wider School of Humanities, with cohorts in specialisms that include modern and contemporary poetry, prose and drama; gender and sexuality; and drama of the Elizabethan age. Current and recent doctoral research includes projects on creative practice, queer performance, contemporary representations of technology, international Bohemia, the lesbian gaze in seventeenth-century Britain, independent black publishers and British travel writing on Montenegro.

As one of our English Literature PhD doctoral students, you will work with dedicated supervisors who will help you through the planning and delivery of your research thesis and will offer guidance on all areas of professional development, including conference delivery, publication and job application.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,464per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Courses are designed to develop the knowledge, skills, personal attributes and related experiences you’ll need to start or develop or your career.
You’d be joining a community of around 2,900 international and EU students at Brighton.
Eligible students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    91st out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    98 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%



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