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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Durham University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our research expertise includes medieval poetry, drama, myth and romance; Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century English literature; American literature; Twentieth-century poetry and fiction, and critical theory. We especially encourage applications in the following fields: the Reception of Classical Texts; Medieval Literature and culture; Renaissance Literature; Romantic poetry, fiction, political writing and aesthetic theory; Victorian fin-de-siecle and Edwardian writing; Postmodernism, literary hermeneutics and ideas of authorship; Twentieth-century poetry and fiction by British, Irish and American writers. You will be assigned a principal supervisor and an Advisor with whom you will work out your research programme. We will be pleased to discuss your interests with you before you apply. You will be expected to meet regularly with your supervisor(s) to discuss your progress. You will produce a piece of work of 5,000 words during your first year (during your second year for part-time students) which will be read by a member of staff other than your supervisor(s) as a check on progress. You will be encouraged to work towards your goals to achieve completion within a given period. Each July you will submit a joint annual progress report with your supervisor(s).You will be examined by an internal and external examiner when you submit your thesis.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,465per year

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

A top 10 university, placed 6th in the Complete University Guide 2022.
More than 150 countries are represented at Durham, creating a diverse and welcoming community.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    195 94%

    2nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81.0 81%

    2nd

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    56th

    13

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