University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

English and Comparative Literary Studies (Research)

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Course summary

With 91% of our research outputs ranked as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2021 REF, , Warwick's English and Comparative Literary Studies Department offers an innovative MPhil/PhD with a wide range of research areas to choose from. Harness your intellectual ambitions and study amongst a globally renowned network of experts on the MPhil/PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies. A PhD is undertaken for a variety of reasons: as preliminary training for an academic career; as an advanced degree that may contribute to a future career in other sectors; or simply as an exciting and rewarding pursuit. Your final dissertation of approximately 80,000 words is expected to make an original contribution to knowledge. Studying at Warwick means joining a supportive and world-leading network of experts across a broad spectrum of literary, cultural, and theoretical topics. Our warm and vibrant research community is one of the largest in the UK, with around 80 postgraduates every year. We offer a full calendar of seminars, symposiums and conferences, with a busy diary of speakers from around the world. We also offer funding for postgraduate study, and career development support during your time here. You will study alongside ambitious scholars and researchers at the forefront of their fields. We want you to harness your intellectual ambitions and interests and bring your own distinct personal experiences and circumstances to bear on your work. Teaching and learning As a research student, your closest contact will be with your supervisor, or co-supervisors, who will meet with you regularly to discuss your work. The supervisory relationship is at the heart of your research. Your supervisor(s) are experts in their field, who will guide you throughout your degree and will agree upon a programme of reading, research and writing with you. You will also be able to seek advice from our Director of Graduate Studies, who oversees our research students; and participate in sessions organised by our PG Professionalisation Officer, who organises seminars on employment in both the academic and non-academic sectors. With your peers, you will have the chance to participate in seminars, conferences, reading groups, and symposia; and you will be encouraged to apply for internal funding to support research trips and participation in academic events outside of the University.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You must hold, or be currently studying for, an MA or international equivalent in a relevant discipline, with a predicted or final mark of 65 or above. If you have not already taken an MA at Warwick, you may be required to take part in the ‘Foundation Module’ of the taught MA. This will not be formally assessed but will ensure that you have acquired the necessary skills for further research. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band C IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Fees and funding

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English and Comparative Literary Studies at University of Warwick - UCAS