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Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London: MPhil/PhD with the Institute of English Studies

Institution Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Department English Studies
Web https://www.sas.ac.uk/institutes/institute-english-studies
Email sas.enquiries@london.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7862 8835
Study type Research

Summary

Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.

With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. We offer research supervision in a number of literature-related subject areas, ranging from book history to early twentieth century literature.

This degree presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. On completing this course, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.

The Institute of English Studies (IES) provides a unique scholarly community in which to pursue doctoral research. We offer research supervision in a number of literature-related subject areas, ranging from book history to contemporary literature.

Subject Areas and Supervision The Institute of English Studies offers doctoral research supervision in the following broad areas:

  • Bibliography

  • Book illustration

  • History of the book from the medieval period to the present

  • History of collecting

  • History of printing

  • History of publishing from 1800 to the present

  • History of readers and reading

  • Textual scholarship, scholarly editing and digital humanities

  • Author-focused studies (e.g. J.M. Barrie, Dickens, Scott Fitzgerald, Hardy, D.H. Lawrence, Melville, Shakespeare, R.L. Stevenson, Twain, W.B. Yeats)

  • Medieval manuscript studies and palaeography

  • Early modern print culture

  • Victorian literature

  • Twentieth-century literature

  • American literature

  • Anglo-American Modernism

  • Scottish literature

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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