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English, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #222 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
English at Loughborough University comprises the disciplines of English, Publishing, Art History and Visual Culture and is based within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
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Overview

English at Loughborough University sits within the Humanities subject area in the world-leading School of Social Science and Humanities. We have an impressive reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of textual editing and interpretation, creative writing, book history and publishing. Our approach is to explore culture and communication in context, developing in our students a critical approach to both literary histories and contemporary literatures and theories. We have a strong central focus on English literature and language, yet enable students to explore more interdisciplinary, comparative aspects of the field.

You will have full access to a range of outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including dedicated social and informal study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a variety of offices and teaching rooms for seminars and small group activities. Innovative teaching and research the School provides a number of exciting ways to enhance your skills and develop your employability by incorporating the latest research developments into the curriculum, and providing teaching from leading experts in their specialist subject areas. You will be supported by expert staff with a diverse range of research interests and experience in publishing, literature, textual scholarship and creative writing.

Skills and experience

A PhD programme will give you the opportunity to develop new and highly sought after skills which can set you up for a range of careers. It’s a chance to make a novel contribution to knowledge, to become a world expert in a particular field, and it can open a range of doors with different employers. You'll also enhance your interpersonal skills, such as networking and relationship building, which will be invaluable in your future career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas

  • Arts and Heritage
  • Arts in the Public Sphere
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Cultural Currents 1870-1930
  • Digital Humanities
  • Early-Modern Culture

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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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).

General Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

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