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PhD English Research Programme (including Creative Writing) (Q300)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Introducing your degree

Earn a doctorate and expand on your knowledge of English literature or Creative Writing through our PhD English Research Programmes. We offer supervision in a range of specialist fields, including Chaucer, Austen, Dickens and Shakespeare studies, as well as literary modernism and post-modernism, cultural studies and book history across periods, and colonial and postcolonial studies.

With the expertise of our Creative Writing supervisors, you can examine writers from a range of eras such as Chaucer, Austen and Shakespeare; or write new work in fiction, narrative non-fiction, poetry or scriptwriting, while examining a critical component of the genre.

As a research student, you will have access to a whole range of facilities to provide you with the wisdom and capabilities to complete your research and make you an expert in your specialised area.

We offer PhD supervision in English, interdisciplinary studies (via the research centres) and creative writing. Our postgraduate students are an essential part of the English and Humanities research community at Southampton.

The programme is also available via distance learning, which is designed for people who wish to study without travelling to Southampton regularly.

Career opportunities are wide ranging and varied. Opportunities exist as a member of a research team in academia, leading to future leadership positions within an academic context. The nature of the generic and discipline-specific skills obtained during your study make your experience and skills attractive to a range of organisations post qualification. These include teaching, freelance writing and publication, arts administration, journalism and local and national government administration.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,592per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

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    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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