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A good first degree in a relevant discipline, normally English Literature. Applicants must submit a sample of their written work (3-4,000 words) in addition to a brief research proposal.
A good first degree in relevant discipline, normally English Literature. Applicants must supply a sample of written work and a brief research proposal.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
We are the oldest department of English Literature in the world, and at the last Research Assessment Exercise were awarded the highest research rating possible, of 5*A.
We have one of the largest graduate programmes in this area in the country and a rich research culture covering all aspects of literatures in English.
We offer supervision in all areas of English Literature, historical and/or theoretical. The research of staff has made valuable contributions to the areas of literature and philosophy, modernism/postmodernism, Medieval and Early Modern literature, history of the book, romanticism, transatlantic studies and performance studies.
English Literature houses the Centre for the History of the Book and is one of the UK's leading forces in this area.
It works closely with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and with the National Library of Scotland. The latter's recently acquired Murray Archive is crucial for studies in Romanticism, Book History, Bibliography and Archive Studies.
The programme includes a 15,000-word dissertation, completed under the supervision of one or more of the course tutors. Students will undertake a seminar based programme of research methods training in core research skills and subject specific methodologies.
They will also take two option courses covering areas of Romantic literature and culture related to their chosen fields and will write two extended essays in relation to these courses.
Postgraduates have access to IT and common-room facilities and benefit from visiting lectures from international scholars.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013