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English, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Canterbury, United Kingdom
As an English student at University of Kent you will be part of an established and thriving research culture which encourages its students to develop both as academics and as expert researchers. 
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Overview

This English programme from University of Kent has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests.

The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. The School also counts a number of distinguished creative writers among the staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of English was ranked 10th for research intensity and 15th for research power in the UK.

An impressive 100% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF and 95% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School's environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.

Careers

Many career paths can benefit from the writing and analytical skills that you develop as a postgraduate student in the School of English. The students have gone on to work in academia, journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; as well as more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    It is recommended to apply no later than three months before your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

       three to four years 

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      five to six years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas

Research in the School of English comes roughly under the following areas. However, there is often a degree of overlap between groups, and individual staff have interests that range more widely.

  • Eighteenth Century
  • Nineteenth Century
  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Medieval and Early Modern
  • Modern Poetry
  • Postcolonial

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    90

    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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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

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent) and, normally, a taught MA qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time

  • UK/EU: £2164
  • Overseas: £7850

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 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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