Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.
With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. We offer research supervision in a number of literature-related subject areas, ranging from book history to early twentieth century literature.
On completing this English Studies degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.
You can study on-campus or online.
Opportunities and Facilities
The Institute of English Studies' holds a number of collections, which are mainly integrated within Senate House Library. Central to our collections are the History of the Book teaching collection, the Museum of Writing and the T. Sturge Moore Collection.
The Institute also aims to make available a number of its publications in SAS-Space, an online library for humanities and social sciences research outputs,. Items including the documentary outcomes of research projects, University Trust Lectures (e.g. the John Coffin and the Hilda Hulme Memorial lectures), papers from presentations given at or in association with the Institute, including selected research seminar papers, and outstanding dissertations at Masters and Doctoral level are available and regularly updated.
Programme StructureThe Institute of English Studies offers doctoral research supervision in the following broad areas:
- Book illustration
- History of the book from the medieval period to the present
- History of authorship
- History of communication
- History of printing
- History of publishing from 1800 to the present
- History of readers and reading
- Reception history
- Modern literary manuscripts and genetic criticism
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature Linguistics View 88 other PhDs in Linguistics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the Warburg academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal.
International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6130 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £3600
- EU/Overseas: £9300
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Find out more about our range of funding opportunities: https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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