Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate

English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics (Research)

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Course summary

We offer MPhil and PhD research programmes in English (including American Studies), Comparative Literature or Linguistics for full or part-time study. Join a scholarly community The Department of English and Creative Writing consists of some 40 scholars and creative writers whose work is acknowledged and cited internationally. We offer a stimulating environment for undertaking postgraduate research in English Literature (including American Literature and literary theory), World Literature, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Creative Writing. We particularly encourage cross- and interdisciplinary research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. Vibrant research environment As well as working with scholars and writers of international standing, you will have the opportunity to play an active role in a vibrant research environment which includes the Richard Hoggart Lectures in Literature and Culture, the annual Goldsmiths Prize for bold and innovative fiction, and specialist seminars and colloqia offered by the Goldsmiths Writers' Centre, the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies, the Decadence Research Centre, the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, and the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Goldsmiths Literature Seminars (GLITS), the Goldsmiths Linguistics Seminars (GoldLingS), and the e-journal, GLITS-e. North American applicants especially should note that the British system does not include preparatory taught classes or examinations as part of the MPhil/PhD programme, except for an initial course in research methods.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment is by thesis and viva voce.


Entry requirements

You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. We normally also expect an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing to study this programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Unless otherwise stated the annual fee for part-time students is half the full-time fee quoted.
English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS