English Literary Studies MPhil/PhD - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 36/24 Month(s)

Course Overview

Entry to our MPhil/PhD courses is for those who have already demonstrated potential for independent study at MA level. We accept proposals in all literary fields, but are particularly interested in matching students with the expertise in our research centres and among our staff.

Students are offered excellent support and training, both through regular meetings with their supervisors and dedicated seminars and workshops (at both Departmental and Faculty level).

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Entry to our MPhil/PhD courses is for those who have already demonstrated potential for independent study at MA level. We accept proposals in all literary fields, but are particularly interested in matching students with the expertise in our research centres and among our staff.

    Students are offered excellent support and training, both through regular meetings with their supervisors and dedicated seminars and workshops (at both Departmental and Faculty level).

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Details of the research areas can be found on the website here http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/english-literature-and-creative-writing/postgraduate/find-a-supervisor/.     If you are interested in applying for one of our PhD programmes, you may wish to informally contact a potential supervisor for guidance on the proposal prior to submitting your application. 

    If you submit an application you should include the names of any potential supervisors that you have identified.

    Master’s Degree

    Master’s degree or equivalent in English literature or literature in other languages, usually with an average of at least 65% for UK MAs.

    Undergraduate Degree

    2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in English Literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages.

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

    Additional Requirements

    As part of your application you will also need to provide 

    • A viable research proposal

    • A sample of written work, eg an essay or dissertation chapter of approximately 3000-5000 words

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.5

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here:  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

    10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 6.0

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language/postgraduate-students/

    4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/summer-schools/english-for-academic-purposes/

    Assessment: Original research and thesis

    Funding:

    Funding may be available, further information can be found here:

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/study/postgraduate/funding/

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/postgraduate-scholarships-&-bursaries/

      Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english 

    Depending on staff availability, start dates are available in October, January, or April

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     

     

    Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU To be announced To be announced
    Overseas £14,630 £7,310

      

    The 2019 UK/EU fees are not available and will be added to this page when they have been announced.  
    As a guide the UK/EU fees for entry in 2018 were £4,035 (full time) and £2,130 (part time).

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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