Postgraduate Research Degrees

We offer two different research degrees: the PhD and the MSc by Research.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Normally full-time research for 36 months (or part-time 72 months), with examination by thesis only, on a research topic in the fields of modern and traditional literature, history, politics, popular culture, film studies and anthropology.  Joint supervision can also be arranged with other departments.

Master of Science (by research) (MSc)

Full-time study and research for 12 months (or part-time 24 months), with assessed coursework on selected topics in the fields above, followed by a supervised dissertation on a specific topic.

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