This research-led English Literature programme from Newcastle University normally offer supervision in the following areas:
- Medieval literature
- Renaissance and early modern literature
- Eighteenth century and Romantic period literature and culture
- Victorian literature
- Fin-de-siècle and modernism
- Postcolonial literatures
- American literature and culture
- Children’s literature
- Theatre studies
You can see the range of research topics our current students are working on.
We encourage the use of the archival opportunities offered by our various partner institutions, including the Seven Stories Centre for the Children's Book, the Wordsworth Trust (Dove Cottage), and the Keats-Shelley House in Rome.
Our Postgraduate Speaker Series, lunchtime Postgraduate Forum seminars, and annual postgraduate conference organised by our postgraduate students all offer you opportunities to network with fellow students and staff and become part of our School research community. You can also take part in a range of university and regional research groups and centres.
Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 150 for English Language and Literature - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
Your work will focus on a single, sustained piece of writing and research. The MPhil thesis is a maximum of 50,000 words and the PhD thesis is a maximum of 100,000 words. You will be assigned a supervisor or a supervisory team who you will meet on a regular basis. Your supervisor will be able to give you advice on reading, research training, help you use our research facilities and support you in the development of your work. Our research training programme will support you with researcher development training throughout the programme.
You will be taught and based on our Newcastle campus, although there are opportunities to carry out work with our partner institutions.
- You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
- It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a sound foundation for doctoral studies.
- Our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. Staff and students from across a range of disciplines can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Literature View 317 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in English. PhD applicants also require a master's degree.
International17340 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17340 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU Part time: £2,164
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