Apply for an English research degree

We welcome applications for interesting and innovative research in the disciplines of English Literature, Film, English Language, and Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire.

Study for a PhD or Masters in English Literature, English Language, Film or Creative Writing

Students are currently working on a wide variety of topics including Native American young adult fiction, vampires and werewolves in literature, women's historical fiction, and the work of Stephen King.

All members of staff are active researchers.

PhD in English

A PhD in English Literature, English Language, Film or Creative Writing can be taken full-time (up to 4 years) or part-time (up to 7 years).

It is based on the research and completion of a research project in any field within these subject areas for which expert supervision can be provided.

The resulting thesis, which should typically be around 80,000 words in length, is defended in a viva voce (oral examination) led by an external examiner.

Taught Masters Programme

We offer the following Masters Programmes, which can be taken full-time (12 months) or part-time (2 years):