Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of English and Comparative Literature consists of some 40 scholars and creative writers whose work is acknowledged and cited internationally. We offer a stimulating environment for undertaking postgraduate research in English Literature (including American Literature and literary theory), World Literature, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Creative Writing. We particularly encourage cross- and interdisciplinary research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. As well as working with scholars and writers of international standing, students will have the opportunity to play an active role in a vibrant research environment which includes the Richard Hoggart Lectures in Literature and Culture, the annual Goldsmiths Prize for bold and innovative fiction, and specialist seminars and colloqia offered by the Goldsmiths Writers' Centre, the Goldsmiths Literature Seminars (GLITS), the Goldsmiths Linguistics Seminars (GoldLingS), and the e-journal, GLITS-e. Training in research methods and skills is provided both by the department and Goldsmiths' Graduate School. This begins with an intensive week-long induction in the first week of enrolment and continues later in the first term with a series of seminars focussing on the specific challenges of literary and linguistic research projects.

Start Date:

Duration: 3-4 years.. Duration: 4-6 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £14,330 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £14,330 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £7,165 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £7,165 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area, of at least high merit standard. We normally also expect an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing.
  • IELTS score: 7