Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of English and Humanities offers committed, enthusiastic and dynamic research'based teaching, with a constantly evolving curriculum sensitive to developments in contemporary culture.

We actively foster the creation of a lively graduate intellectual 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).

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
7 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Qualifications required:

  • 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.