PhD English


The Department of English is well respected, having a proven record in developing and maintaining a vibrant research culture. Numerous books, scholarly monographs, journal articles and editions have been produced by the Department’s academic staff in recent years, and many acts regularly in the capacity of expert readers for publishers and editors. The Department has also hosted a range of successful international conferences covering areas such as nineteenth-century literature and culture, language and representations of social class, queer cultures, and Holocaust representations and gender.

The University of Chester welcomes students who wish to undertake further study towards MPhil and PhD research degrees in English. The Department’s research students attend and present their work at interdisciplinary and departmental research seminars and conferences, alongside experienced researchers. Postgraduates are well supported in terms of high-quality supervision, generic and subject-specific research training, equipment and facilities. Research students benefit from a positive and inclusive research culture, and can expect an encouraging, supportive and stimulating environment in which to develop their studies. The English Department is situated in an attractive listed Victorian building near to the main campus and in easy walking distance of the city centre.

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£13,308 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time