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English Research

King's College London

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
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About

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed the world-class standard of research undertaken in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and its leading international reputation. English Research at King's College London 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.

Overview

King's College London’s English Research 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.

Key facts:

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.

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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21870 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

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