King's College London

Course Introduction

Overview

King?s is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively and supportive group of academics and students engaged in the exploration of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. Our students are at the very centre of our research culture and we welcome applications from prospective doctoral students working on any aspect of literary and cultural studies from the medieval to the contemporary, as well as to our unique, practice-led and recently launched PhD in creative writing. Our research is fuelled by our proximity to many of London?s artistic and cultural institutions and staff and students in the Department work in collaboration with our many cultural partners. Students in English at King?s have access not only to expert and attentive supervision, but also a full programme of training in addition to the opportunity to teach.

Description

English at King's is characterised by an exceptionally wide range of research activities reflected at all levels of its teaching programme. Academics in the department have cross-period interests in visual and material cultures; literature, medicine and science; gender and sexuality; colonial, postcolonial and transnational cultures; creative writing, life writing and performance; text, history, politics.

All members of staff are actively involved in research: most have gained an international reputation for the quality of their scholarship and are frequently called on to contribute their specialist knowledge to newspapers and other media Staff in the department regularly attract large-scale research grants from the European Research Council, Wellcome Trust, AHRC and Leverhulme Trust.

Students are at the heart of our Department and its research culture. We have over 100 doctoral students from all over the world working on a wide range of projects. Many are AHRC-funded and some are working on collaborative doctoral projects with our cultural partner institutions. Together with our community of postdoctoral fellows, our early career researchers both organise and participate in our thriving seminar and conference culture.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,300 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,300 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £19,850 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,650 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,650 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,950 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree with 1st Class honours in English or a Master of Arts in English with High Merit - 65% or higher in the UK system
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100