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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Centre Campuses

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB, SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

A PhD in English will help you to develop research skills that support professional practice, research and/or academic careers. You will work closely with a team of specialist academics in your chosen field, and receive excellent support tailored to your individual needs. A PhD enables you to follow a programme of self-directed, independent study, supported by experienced supervisors who are themselves experts in their area. The wider research community in the Faculty will also support you and you will have regular opportunities to attend research seminars, conferences and symposia.

The Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is recognized worldwide and is often an essential requirement for those wishing to follow an academic or research career in industry or commerce. Our English PhD research degree will help you create opportunities to develop research skills that support professional practice, research and/or academic careers.

PhD researchers funded under the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership have the opportunity to undertake industry placements as part of their research. For more information visit the Midlands3Cities website. For those students not funded by Midlands3Cities, the PhD still allows you the opportunity to work with other institutions and companies as part of your research. You can discuss your options with your potential supervisors, if you feel a placement would benefit your research.

Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,800per year

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

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 106 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    113 55%

    57th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    85th

    72

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