Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of English and Humanities offers research'based teaching, with a constantly evolving curriculum sensitive to developments in contemporary culture. We actively foster the creation of an intellectual graduate community and our students' professional development. A large number of our recent PhD graduates have successfully obtained permanent academic posts in leading universities in Britain, the United States and other countries.

Course Modules

We welcome applications for research in all areas of English, cultural studies and related areas, including: Old English; Old Norse; medieval literature and culture; the Renaissance and early modern periods; the Enlightenment; Romantic and Victorian studies; the modern and contemporary periods; literary and cultural theory; gender studies; theatre studies; poetics and creative writing (including practice'based research).

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree and preferably an MA in literary, historical or other disciplines of cultural studies. Prior to interview you will need to submit a research proposal of 2000 words. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees