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Text, Practice and Research, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Canterbury, United Kingdom
The Text, Practice and Research programme from University of Kent enables you to feel part of the vibrant University community, with access to a range of exciting events, research seminars and MA modules which you can take for no credit with the agreement of the convenor.
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Overview

Most students in the Text, Practice and Research programme from University of Kent are given the opportunity to teach from their second year.

As a research student, you meet regularly with your supervisor, and have the opportunity to take part in informal reading groups and research seminars to which students, staff and visiting speakers contribute papers. You also benefit from a series of research skills seminars that run in the spring term, which gives you a chance to share the research expertise of staff and postdoctoral members of the department.

As a basis for advanced research, you must take the School and Faculty research methods programmes.

About the School of English

The School of English 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.

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

      3-4 years

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

      5-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • 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.

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