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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

English Language English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

The School of Arts, English and Languages offers programmes which map broadly onto the following research areas: Broadcast Literacy; contemporary American Literature and Culture; creative Writing; English Speech and Language; Irish Literature; medieval Studies; modern; literary Studies; poetry; renaissance Studies. The School's strategy is to develop opportunities for cross-fertilisation across all its research programmes. Lists of current and past postgraduate research can be found on the School of English website, alongside staff profiles which list their publications and research interests.

A significant number of our PhD students become academics, in the UK and Ireland and internationally. Others become archivists, researchers, editors, teachers, civil servants, writers, librarians, theatre practitioners, voluntary sector workers and a range of other diverse forms of employment. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, and a Masters-level qualification or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

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