Ph.D. On Campus

English and American Studies

The University of Manchester

36 months
19500 GBP/year
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English and American Studies offered by The University of Manchester has a strong tradition in research and its current profile includes both traditional areas of research and new fields and methods. Research is conducted across both the chronological span and the theoretical range of the subject.


Career opportunities

On completion many English postgraduates go (or return) to jobs as teachers or librarians, continue their research, or go to academic jobs.  The English and American Studies program is offered by The University of Manchester.

Career paths are extremely varied, however, as other English postgraduates go on or return to careers in law, publishing, retailing, and a range of other fields.

Programme Structure

Coursework and assessment

  • PhD students have regular one-to-one meetings with a specialist supervisor and twice yearly meetings with a research panel.

Programme unit details

  • Specific areas of international research excellence include Old and Middle English, Renaissance Literature, Romanticism, Victorian Literature and Culture, Contemporary Literature, Modern Irish and Scottish Studies, American Studies, Post-colonial and world-literatures and Cultural Theory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview
  • Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. 
  • English language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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