English MPhil



Course introduction

This English programme provides you with academic and professional opportunities to develop as an independent, creative and original scholar who is capable of contributing to knowledge and research at the forefront of the discipline. You will work closely with a supervisory team, whose areas of expertise align with your chosen topic of research. You will benefit from working in a vibrant research environment that provides access to resources and development opportunities such as research seminars, lecture series, visiting scholars and speakers, peer interaction and support, and London?s outstanding research and cultural facilities.

The English aims: to support students to develop as independent, creative and original scholars who are capable of contributing to discipline-specific knowledge and research; to enable students to take responsibility for their own learning and research output; to provide students with access to resources and development opportunities in a vibrant research environment; to produce scholars who are able to support, collaborate with and lead colleagues using a range of teaching, communication and networking skills to influence scholarly practice in the discipline; to enable students to think critically about literary scholarship to produce innovative research and create new knowledge.



Start date

Full-time: 2-4 years.. Part-time duration: 4-7 years.

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 Years - full-time Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4500 Home Fees
4 Years - full-time Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £12000 Overseas Fees
4 Years - full-time Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4500 European Fees
7 Years - part-time Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2250 Home Fees
7 Years - part-time Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £6000 Overseas Fees
7 Years - part-time Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2250 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally: hold a 2.1 Honours BA qualification or equivalent; hold an MA qualification with Merit or an equivalent qualification; have studied English, Comparative Literature, Theatre and Drama, Film and Media Studies, Creative Writing, Humanities, Publishing or other relevant subject; Non-traditional applicants may be considered if they can demonstrate substantial research experience or evidence of relevant professional experience or publication.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants should normally: hold a 2.1 Honours BA qualification or equivalent; hold an MA qualification with Merit or an equivalent qualification; have studied English, Comparative Literature, Theatre and Drama, Film and Media Studies, Creative Writing, Humanities, Publishing or other relevant subject; Non-traditional applicants may be considered if they can demonstrate substantial research experience or evidence of relevant professional experience or publication. Students whose first language is not English, will be expected to demonstrate Level 7.5 proficiency in the IELTS English language test. TOEFL and Cambridge Advanced/ Preliminary tests are not accepted.
  • IELTS score: 7.5