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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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£ 13,326per 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

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    99th out of 106

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    105 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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