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English Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed the world-class standard of research undertaken in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and its leading international reputation. The Department of English is ranked 8th in the UK and 2nd amongst Russell Group universities according to the framework's "power" metric, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity.
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Overview

King’s is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively group of academics and students engaged in the study of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. English at King's is characterised by an exceptionally wide range of research activities reflected at all levels of its teaching programme. Academics in the department have cross-period interests in literature and material and visual cultures, contemporary literary theory, performance studies, literature and medicine, gender and sexuality, post-colonialism and the theory and practice of biography.

All members of staff are actively involved in research: most have gained an international reputation for the quality of their scholarship and are frequently called on to contribute their specialist knowledge to newspapers and other media Staff in the department regularly attract large-scale research grants from the European Research Council, Wellcome Trust, AHRC and Leverhulme Trust. We have over 100 doctoral students from all over the world working on a wide range of projects. Many are AHRC-funded and some are working on collaborative doctoral projects with our cultural partner institutions. We also have a significant number of postdoctoral researchers in the department who contribute greatly to our research community. We have a diverse and thriving seminar culture with lively critical interchange of graduate students and staff. We place great emphasis on pastoral care and are a friendly and welcoming department.

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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      MPhil two years FT, three years PT; PhD three years FT, four-six years PT

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Current research projects:
  • Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents in the First World War (HERA funded)
  • Scrambled Messages: The Telegraphic Imaginary 1857-1900 (AHRC funded)
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Literature and Film in the British and American Zones of Occupied Germany 1945-49 (ERC funded)
  • Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diaspora Rhythm Cultures (ERC funded)
  • Ergo Media on digital lifewritings (ERC funded)
  • Sloane's Treasures (AHRC funded)
Current and recent doctoral projects:
  • Boredom and the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’
  • The ‘Unstageable’ in Contemporary Performance
  • Reading for Money in Modernist Literature
  • ‘Things’ in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture
  • American Literary Regionalism

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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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General Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

  • A Bachelor's degree with 1st Class honours in English (or international equivalent)
  • or a Master of Arts in English with High Merit - 65% or higher in the UK system (or international equivalent)

Those applying for one of the joint degrees are encouraged to contact an academic at King's to develop research links with the partner institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19850 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 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.
  • Part time tuition fees UK/EU: £2,650 per year
  • Part time tuition fees international: £9,950 per year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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