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English (Renaissance Literature), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #3 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Cambridge is a superb place to study for a PhD in early modern literature. A large and lively Faculty with a wide range of interests, means that we can consider and support research proposals in a very wide range of aspects of the field.
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Overview

Training in teaching and in other aspects of professional life (such as presentation skills) are all available. The early modern community in Cambridge is a lively one, with various links between different Faculties. Among the more recent and exciting are the Centre for Material Texts, based in the Faculty of English, and the Interdisciplinary Renaissance Seminar.

The resources for studying this period in the University Library and the college libraries are world-class, and we encourage students to explore these materials whenever possible. Many former Cambridge PhD students have gone on to be leaders in the subject around the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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 full-time

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

      5-7 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

All PhD students are assigned a supervisor and an advisor.  The supervisor and student are expected to meet approximately eight times per year.  The advisor will be involved with the registration assessment at the end of the first year and formal advisory meetings annually thereafter.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    110

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General Requirements

  • Academic References
  • Transcripts
  • Research Proposal
  • Gates Cambridge References
  • Funding Letter
  • Evidence of Competence in English
  • GRE Scores
  • CV/Resumé
  • Written Work

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23361 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23361 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8337 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8337 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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