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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The PhD English programme provides you with academic and professional opportunities to develop as an independent, creative and original scholar who is capable of contributing to knowledge and research at the forefront of the discipline. You will work closely with a supervisory team, whose areas of expertise align with your chosen topic of research. You will benefit from working in a vibrant research environment that provides access to resources and development opportunities such as research seminars, lecture series, visiting scholars and speakers, peer interaction and support, and London’s outstanding research and cultural facilities.

The PhD English aims: to support students to develop as independent, creative and original scholars who are capable of contributing to discipline-specific knowledge and research; to enable students to take responsibility for their own learning and research output; to provide students with access to resources and development opportunities in a vibrant research environment; to produce scholars who are able to support, collaborate with and lead colleagues using a range of teaching, communication and networking skills to influence scholarly practice in the discipline; to enable students to think critically about literary scholarship to produce innovative research and create new knowledge. After the completion of a minimum period of registration, you will be eligible to submit an application for upgrading to PhD status. Progression to PhD registration is not automatic, but contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a review process. Subject to successful upgrade, your doctoral studies will conclude with the submission of a PhD thesis of 75,000-100,000 words, which makes an original contribution to the field, satisfies peer review and merits publication.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,480per year

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University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 106

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%


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