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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

PhD English Literature

The English Department provides an excellent environment for postgraduate study, research, and creative work. The main University library is well stocked with standard texts and critical works on a very wide range of topics; and the National Library of Wales, adjacent to the campus, is one of the UK’s five copyright libraries, holding one of the most extensive collections of books and manuscripts in Europe. As a department that values a stimulating research ethos highly, we place great emphasis on the provision of high quality teaching, supervision and facilities for our postgraduate community. As a result, our postgraduate community is dynamic and thriving. It is very pleasing to note that our graduates secure employment in teaching, academia, publishing, and various other professional fields.

Overview

Research Strengths

We welcome enquiries and proposals for PhD study in all periods of literature in English, from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. The Department's particular strengths include:

Medieval Literature
Restoration and C18th Literature
Romantic Literature
Victorian Fiction
C19th and C20th American Literature
Modernism
Postmodernism
Contemporary Poetry and Fiction
Women's Writing
Children's Literature
Welsh Writing in English
Irish Writing
Literary Geography
Gothic Literature and Ghost Stories
Postcolonial Literature (especially African Literature)
Ethnic American Literatures
Literary Theory (especially Ecocriticism, Gender Studies, Queer Theory, Marxism, New Historicism, Psychoanalysis, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism).

Tuition fees

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£ 15,600per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 100 37

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    126 61%

    39th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    83rd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    4

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