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English Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with HKU/NUS/Humboldt

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


King’s is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively and supportive group of academics and students engaged in the exploration of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. Our PhD students are at the very centre of our research culture and we welcome applications from prospective doctoral students working on any aspect of literary and cultural studies from the medieval to the contemporary, as well as to our unique, practice-led and recently launched PhD in creative writing. Our research is fuelled by our proximity to many of London’s artistic and cultural institutions and staff and students in the Department work in collaboration with our many cultural partners. PhD students in English at King’s have access not only to expert and attentive supervision, but also a full programme of training in addition to the opportunity to teach.


English at King's is characterised by an exceptionally wide range of research activities reflected at all levels of its teaching programme. Academics in the department have cross-period interests in visual and material cultures; literature, medicine and science; gender and sexuality; colonial, postcolonial and transnational cultures; creative writing, life writing and performance; text, history, politics.

All members of staff are actively involved in research: most have gained an international reputation for the quality of their scholarship and are frequently called on to contribute their specialist knowledge to newspapers and other media Staff in the department regularly attract large-scale research grants from the European Research Council, Welcome Trust, AHRC and Leverhulme Trust.

Joint PhDs - Benefits of collaboration:

Exciting opportunities are available to undertake a joint PhD programme either with Hong Kong University (HKU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) or Humboldt in Berlin. There are a number of areas where research expertise at King’s overlaps with our partnerships with these international institutions, enabling excellent supervisory teams for students. The fields of post colonialism, performance studies/drama, modernism, and 18th-19th century literature are especially strong across all our partners, but the full breadth of literary studies can usually be accommodated via our joint programmes. In undertaking a joint degree, students have access to studying in vibrant international contexts, making the research experience a rich and rewarding one.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,870per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    168 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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