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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Course summary

We offer research opportunities in

  • creative writing
  • eighteenth-century and romantic writing
  • linguistics
  • the Renaissance
  • contemporary and modern literature

In the 2014 REF, 94% of our research was rated as being at least of international quality, ranking us among the best of new university English departments. This degree is hosted in the College of Social Sciences and Arts Graduate School.

How you learn

Your supervisory team includes a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed.

Your supervisors help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

Future careers

The rigorous analytical thinking necessary for research degrees is attractive to employers. You have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills which are applicable in related areas such as creative and publishing careers and beyond.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 100 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    103 51%

    74th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    23rd

    64
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    63rd

    43

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