English Literature, PhD

  • Literature
  • £14,600
  • Per Year
  • International
  • 3-4 years
  • On campus

It is one of the largest universities in UK offering PhD and Msc graduates in English Literature, with an expansive range of research possibilities. They work with an interdisciplinary approach encourages the development of research projects that span various subject areas across their School, the wider University and the cultural life of the city itself.Students must work on a research project for a period of at least 36 months if studying full-time, or 48 to 72 months part-time.The outcome of your research is embodied in a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words. A doctorate will be awarded if your thesis is judged to be of an appropriate standard, and your research makes a definite contribution to knowledge.


PhD candidates required to study main periods of English and Scottish Literature in depth which includes – Medieval, Renaissance/Early Modern, Enlightenment, Romantic, and the 19th and 20th centuries – along with all genres of literary analysis: literary and critical theory, literary history, the history of the book, cultural studies, gender studies, post-colonial literature and American studies. Scottish literature is particularly favoured: we are home to the Centre for Scottish Writing in the 19th Century.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

  • University Name :University of Edinburgh

    Course Started On : July - December

    Course Type : Part-time, Full-time

    Course Fee : £14,600

    Course Sem/Year Type : Per Year

    Apply On : International

  • Course Location : Edinburgh

    Course Language : English

    Type Of Education : On campus

    Duration : 3-4 years

    Type of Degree : PhD


  • Entry requirements

    Undergraduate or Masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English

  • Work Experience

    No Work Requirement