Loughborough University: Arts, English, Publication and Communication (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionLoughborough University View institution profile
Department School of the Arts View department profile
Web http://www.lboro.ac.uk/
Email pgresearch@lboro.ac.uk
Telephone 01509 228292
Study type Research


The School of the Arts, English and Drama is a thriving research community with a proven record for both creative and scholarly outputs of international excellence in the fields of the arts in the broadest sense of that term: visual, literary and performative.

Our research takes place both through individual scholarship and in collaboration with research partners across the UK and the world, and we investigate new directions in both the creation and the analysis of a wide range of cultural forms.

Our unique range of research opportunities encompass art, design, history, theory, theatre, performance, post-medieval literature, publishing, linguistics studies, and creative writing, including theatre, fiction and poetry.

Our research programme is versatile and can be purely theoretical or a practice-led interrogation of creative processes and their outcomes.

We are particularly interested in research that includes reflection within and across the boundaries of our disciplines, and encourage projects which have the potential to make a substantive contribution to the academic and social/economic impact of our research.

Our research includes conceptual research leading to published outcomes and applied research leading to industrial and commercial applications and/or professional and public commissions.

We are also committed to knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange projects. We use our research strengths to form links with the creative industries, developing the entrepreneurial side of our activities, and fostering a range of productive and effective knowledge transfer partnerships.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree (typically 2:1 or above) and master’s level qualification, or equivalent experience, is expected.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.


Thesis developed under supervision.

Location Main Site
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU

Loughborough University
School of the Arts, English and Drama


Loughborough University, School of Arts, English and Drama Postgraduate study in the School of the Arts, English and Drama takes place in a dynamic, creative and challenging environment. Our programmes provide opportunities to engage in critical debate and to develop technical and research skills, leading to enhanced employability in areas including art, design, writing, publishing, arts administration and curation.

Enhanced by enterprise
Enterprise is key to the School’s activities; it provides context and purpose to our work and ensures that the knowledge we generate can impact on the creative and cultural industries, commerce and society at large.

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