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English Language and Literature (Postgraduate Research), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
English Language and Literature (Postgraduate Research) students at the University of Wolverhampton play a key role in our research community and it is our mission to support your development into researchers, academics or whatever career you aspire to.  
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Overview

Why choose this English Language and Literature (Postgraduate Research) students at the University of Wolverhampton?

The School of Humanities offers a vibrant environment for MPhil/PhD students, who will have the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, experienced and internationally renowned members of staff. The English team has a well-established and proven track record of research, and research supervision in literature, language, and creative writing, covering areas from medieval drama to 21st-Century fiction.

Postgraduate research students are encouraged to present their research to University academics and fellow PhD students through hosting research seminars, which play a key role in the development of your project and academic skills. You will be given the opportunity to develop your research skills through participation in training events organised by the Faculty of Arts and the University’s Doctoral College.

Potential Career Paths

Successful completion of your PhD opens up a range of career opportunities and demonstrates your proven skills as a researcher. In Linguistics, having a PhD is now an essential element for those looking to develop a career in lecturing or research within higher education. A PhD will also assist in accessing research opportunities within government, commercial and international organisations. As well as demonstration of your research skills, a PhD shows your extensive knowledge of a particular field demonstrated in a rigorous manner, which is attractive to employers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Variable start date
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The MPhil/PhD programme in the School has the following milestones:
  • Stage 1: Registration
  • Stage 2: Progression
  • Stage 3: Examination

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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).

General Requirements

Applicants for a research degree shall normally hold either:

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or   
  • a master’s degree, or  
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research.   

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13645 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13645 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part-time:

  • Home/EU - 2204 GBP per year.
  • International - 6823 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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