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Arts, English and Drama, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #218 (QS) ,
The School of the Arts, English and Drama provides a dynamic, creative and technically supportive environment for postgraduate study.The Arts, English and Drama programme is offered by the Loughborough University.

About

We offer a friendly and inclusive community with a proven record for publications of international excellence.A unique range of research opportunities encompass art, design, history, theory, theatre, performance, post-medieval literature, publishing, linguistics studies, and creative writing, including theatre, fiction and poetry.

Our research includes conceptual research leading to published outcomes and applied research leading to industrial and commercial applications and/or professional and public commissions. We are also committed to knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange projects. We use our research strengths to form links with the creative industries, developing the entrepreneurial side of our activities, and fostering a range of productive and effective knowledge transfer partnerships.

Our specialist researchers encompass a wide range of expertise, and the School achieved excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Submitting to three different discipline panels, 71% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The significance of our research can be seen not only through the 2014 REF results, but also through the impact it has on arts, culture and wider society as a whole.

The Arts, English and Drama programme is offered by the Loughborough University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
       Full-time  3 years (PhD), 2 years (MPhil)
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
       Part-time  6 years (PhD), 4 years (MPhil)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research groups
  • Animation Academy
  • Drawing and Visualisation (TRACEY)
  • Politicised Practice
  • Sexual Politics
  • Textiles
  • Early-Modern Culture

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Our entry requirements are usually based on a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or the overseas equivalent) in a related subject area.
  • Arts Research Proposal

Your proposal should be approximately 2,000 words and include a provisional title, the research question that forms the core of the enquiry and the scope of the topic. 

  • English, Drama and Publishing Research Proposal

Your proposal should be approximately 2,000 words and include a provisional title, the research questions that form the core of your enquiry, and the scope of the topic.

In the case of a proposal for a creative thesis, an account of the creative component, and the role that it will play in the overall research plan, is also necessary.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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