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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, JAN-23, MAY-23

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

From Medieval and Renaissance writing to the 18th century to the present, from the novel to poetry to modernism, postmodernism, and the contemporary scene - we're strongly committed to the interdisciplinary study of literature.

98% of our English Language and Literature research output was rated world-leading, internationally excellent or recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance, and rigour (REF 2014). We’re one of the largest graduate communities in the country, with over 200 students and more than 50 faculty. You’ll benefit from expert supervision, teacher training and research workshops, as well as a lively annual roster of symposia, conferences, and guest lectures.

Areas of Study

You can look at literature in relation to philosophy, visual culture, and the history of ideas. You could base your project in an area such as:

  • postcolonial theory
  • feminist theory
  • gay and lesbian criticism
  • queer theory
  • recent developments in psychoanalytic, Marxist, poststructuralist, and new historicist criticism.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,975per 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 Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    136 65%

    31st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    14th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    76th

    4

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