English, Communication and Philosophy research

Postgraduate research programmes available for online application in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy are listed, together with possible start dates.

The titles of research programmes are generic to encompass the wide range of research opportunities available. The research areas for MPhil and PhD specified below reflect the areas of expertise within this School. You will be given an opportunity to specify your proposed project/topic later in the application.

Research areas for MPhil and PhD include:

Language and Communication, English Literature, Critical and Cultural Theory and Philosophy and Applied Ethics.

To proceed with your application:

  • identify the programme you want to apply for
  • decide whether you would like to study on a full time or part time basis
  • select your preferred start date.
Programme nameMode of attendanceStarting date
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy Applied Linguistics (Lexical Studies) (October Start) (6 years) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Critical & Cultural Theory) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (English Literature) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Language & Communication) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Philosophy) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
PHD by Published Work (English Literature) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018

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