Undertaking a PhD gives you the opportunity to explore in depth a topic that interests you, while also making a valuable contribution to your chosen field.<br /> <br /> With expert guidance, you&rsquo;ll conduct an extensive independent research project and use your findings to produce an original piece of research.
<p>You’ll gain advanced knowledge of your chosen subject and develop a range of skills that’ll prepare you for specialist career paths both inside and outside of academia.</p> <p>As a postgraduate researcher with us, you’ll join a diverse and welcoming community that participates fully in the intellectual and social life of the wider University through events, research groups and other activities.</p> <p>You’ll have access to numerous funding, training, and development opportunities that’ll both support your studies and prepare you for life after graduation.</p> <p>You’ll also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as Leeds Playhouse, Opera North, and Ilkley Literature Festival, as well as our links with universities around the world.</p> <h3>Areas of supervision</h3> <p>We offer expert supervision in a wide range of specialisms, and also participate in joint supervision with other subject areas to support interdisciplinary research.</p> <p>You can <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125026/research">explore our research</a> and <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20040/school_of_english/">view our staff list</a> to see the breadth of expertise available. We have particular strengths in:</p> <ul> <li> <p>American literature and culture</p> </li> <li> <p>Critical and cultural theory</p> </li> <li> <p>Drama and theatre studies</p> </li> <li> <p>Eighteenth-century and Romantic literature</p> </li> <li> <p>English language (corpus, forensic and ethnographic linguistics, stylistics)</p> </li> <li> <p>Medieval and Early Modern</p> </li> <li> <p>Modern and contemporary (British and Irish)</p> </li> <li> <p>New humanities (medical, environmental, digital, digital editing)</p> </li> <li> <p>Postcolonial literature and culture</p> </li> <li> <p>Victorian literature</p> </li> </ul> <p>You may also be looking for:</p> <ul> <li> <p>English language learning and education in the <a href="http://essl.leeds.ac.uk/education">School of Education</a></p> </li> <li> <p>Linguistics and phonetics in the <a href="http://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages">School of Languages, Cultures and Societies</a></p> </li> </ul> <h3>Practice-led research</h3> <p>Our School is home to many creative practitioners, and we offer expert supervision in creative writing and performance-based theatre studies. You’ll conduct your research through both a body of creative work and a thesis providing context and critical commentary.</p> <h3>Part time study</h3> <p>You can study for a PhD with us part time, allowing you to fit your degree around work and other commitments. </p> <h3>PhD by Distance Learning</h3> <p>It is possible to study for a PhD by Distance Learning, for further information contact <a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=PhD%20by%20Distance%20Learning">Dr Mic Spencer</a>, Head of the Graduate School.</p> <h3>Facilities and resources</h3> <p>Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s major academic research libraries, and has extensive holdings to support your studies including <a href="http://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/1500/special_collections">Special Collections</a> offering a huge range of rare books, manuscripts and art.</p> <p>You’ll also have access to our theatre spaces, which between them offer multiple configurations, a wardrobe department, a technical suite, and a set construction workshop.</p>
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures<br /> The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>
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<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Linked funding opportunities</h2>