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

InstitutionInstitute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Department English Studies
Telephone 020 7862 8835
Study type Research


The Institute of English Studies 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 early twentieth century literature:
- Late nineteenth and early twentieth century literature

- The literature of the Irish Revival

- The history of the book

- The history of authorship and author-publisher relations

- The history of individual publishing houses

- The history of literary agencies from the 1880s

- The history of book and newspaper distribution and selling

- The history of libraries

- The history of print illustration

- Anglo-American modernism

- Anglo-Irish literature of the twentieth century

- Romanticism

- Reading notes and marginalia

- Textual criticism

- Reception history

- Literary history

Research degrees can be completed on a full-time basis (up to four years) or on a part-time basis (up to seven years). All students register initially for the MPhil. After two years (full-time) or four years (part-time), students complete the upgrade to PhD. Students have the option of one additional writing-up year.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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