Postgraduate Research

The Department of English and Humanities offers committed, enthusiastic and dynamic research-based teaching, with a constantly evolving curriculum sensitive to developments in contemporary culture.

We welcome applications for research in all areas of English, cultural studies and related areas, including: Old English, Old Norse, medieval literature and culture, the Renaissance and early modern periods, the Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian studies, the modern and postmodern periods, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, theatre studies, poetics and creative writing (including practice-based research).

The School of Arts will award up to 17 fully funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships in 2014. These scholarships include a number of Birkbeck Anniversary Scholarships offered by the College to mark the 190th anniversary of its foundation.

We also offer up to 15 Research Studentships (ARS) for MPhil/PhD students that take the form of fee waivers (full or partial fee awards for Home/EU/International students, part-time or full-time) across the School, for outstanding candidates.

Click here for more information on how to apply.