Why choose this course
At the Research Centre for Mobilities in Literature and Culture, we bring together researchers from across the School of Literature and Languages to examine pressing social and cultural issues. These themes of exploration include social and cultural networks; cities and urban culture; subversive space and the imagination of alternative spaces; disconnections and connections; embodiment and the practice and politics of movement; post-humanism; transnationalism and its limitations.
We’re part of TECHNE, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded doctoral training partnership, which provides access to comprehensive academic and professional training programmes, as well as the possibility of funding for your studies. Our projects are currently looking at areas such as the work of British artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), cartoneras publishing in South America and French migration and anarchist movements.
We’re part of the interdisciplinary School of Literature and Languages, which has research active staff in English Literature, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Translation Studies, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, and Literary and Cultural Studies.
What you will study
It normally takes three-years of full-time study or six years of part-time study to complete our PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies. You’ll take a confirmation viva at 12-15 months (or 24-30 months part-time) and then be assessed by a thesis and viva examination.
You’ll be assigned two supervisors, who you’ll meet with monthly to discuss your progress. Your supervisors will guide you through your PhD, and will give you feedback and advice on your work.
As a Literary and Cultural Studies doctoral student in the School of Literatures and Languages at the University of Surrey, you’ll receive a structured training programme covering the practical aspects of being a researcher, including grant writing, publishing in journals, and applying for academic jobs.
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Programme StructureResearch themes
- Latin American literary and cultural studies
- Transnational history and its methodologies
- Franco-British political and cultural exchanges, nineteenth and twentieth centuries
- 48 months
- 96 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature View 53 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
Applicants are expected to hold a good Bachelors degree and/or Masters degree (2:1 or equivalent) in languages (with a literary or linguistic background), or in related subject areas is required. For other topics, a good Bachelors degree and an MA in a relevant topic is required.
International16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
- EU/EEA £2,163.50
- NON-EU/EEA £8,200
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