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Masters by Research in English, MPhil, PhD, Masters by Research

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

University of Leeds

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About Masters by Research in English, MPhil, PhD, Masters by Research - at University of Leeds

PhD and Masters by Research in English

Year: 2018/19


Research degrees (PhD and MA by Research) can be supervised across the whole range of expertise of the School's staff - please see our staff research profiles for further details.

If you are thinking of undertaking a research degree you will need to plan carefully. A successful thesis, whether for the PhD or MA by Research, should be an 'original contribution to knowledge'. There are many ways of interpreting this, but one way is to think in terms of the work being accepted by scholars as a useful contribution to the field. Projects could include the critical discussion of neglected texts; the exploration of a particular issue in the work of a writer or a group of writers; the critique of received scholarly opinions; the development or critique of literary, stylistic or linguistic theory; the editing of a text; corpus-based research; or dialectal field-work - though this by no means exhausts the possibilities.

The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis of around 300 pages and an oral examination and the MA by Research, 100 pages. There is no required course-work but students are expected to attend a ten week series of workshops at the beginning of their programme. The period of study for a PhD is a minimum of three and a maximum of four years full-time, or minimum of five years and maximum of seven for part-time. For the MA by Research degree, the minimum period of study is one year full time or two years part time.

We have about 90 research students working across the full range of English subject areas including medieval English literature, early modern literature including Shakespeare, eighteenth-century literature, Romantic literature, Victorian literature, modern British literature, contemporary British literature, American literature and culture, Commonwealth and postcolonial literature, English language, and theatre studies.

Contact details:

For further information contact the School's Postgraduate Research Officer:

Jamie Knipe, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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