2 years
Feb Oct
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 33,820
GBP 24,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Our PhD programme attracts students from a variety of geographical locations, meaning that you are part of a cosmopolitan research community.

The programme is intended to produce scholars who have the analytical and methodological skills to design independent research projects, generate publications that advance substantive and theoretical knowledge and understanding and who are able to teach at university level. The substantive and methodological nature of the PhD programme, the diverse research interests of staff members and our London location have resulted in the completion of a range of innovative disciplinary and inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertations.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum, have an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree plus a merit in a Masters degree in an academic discipline related to the proposed research topic. 
  • Overseas equivalent of UK qualifications.

English Language Requirements:

  • A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA.
  • A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum.
  • For students whose first language is not English, we require an overall IELTS score of 7.0, including 7.0 in writing, with no component score below 6.0. (Please note, IELTS test scores are valid for a maximum period of 2 years from the time at which the test was taken).
  • Other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the Board of Studies concerned.