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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


The Department of English is well respected, having a proven record in developing and maintaining a vibrant research culture. Numerous books, scholarly monographs, journal articles and editions have been produced by the Department’s academic staff in recent years, and many acts regularly in the capacity of expert readers for publishers and editors. The Department has also hosted a range of successful international conferences covering areas such as nineteenth-century literature and culture, language and representations of social class, queer cultures, and Holocaust representations and gender.

The University of Chester welcomes students who wish to undertake further study towards MPhil and PhD research degrees in English. The Department’s research students attend and present their work at interdisciplinary and departmental research seminars and conferences, alongside experienced researchers. Postgraduates are well supported in terms of high-quality supervision, generic and subject-specific research training, equipment and facilities. Research students benefit from a positive and inclusive research culture, and can expect an encouraging, supportive and stimulating environment in which to develop their studies. The English Department is situated in an attractive listed Victorian building near to the main campus and in easy walking distance of the city centre.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,308per year

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    106 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%



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