PhD Literary and Cultural Studies

We’re part of the interdisciplinary School of Literature and Languages, which has research-active staff in English literature, creative writing, film studies, translation studies, theoretical and applied linguistics, and literary and cultural studies. Here at Surrey, you’ll join a cosmopolitan, multilingual and multicultural community of students and scholars.

Key course information

Entry requirements
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Start date
October 2024
Attendance
Full-time
Duration
4 years
UK fees
To be confirmed
Overseas fees
£20,200

Why choose this
programme?

  • Research in literary and cultural studies brings together researchers from across the School of Literature and Languages to examine pressing social and cultural issues. We examine social and cultural networks, cities and urban culture, embodiment and the practice and politics of movement, post-humanism, queer studies and subversive space, medical humanities, and transnationalism and its limitations.
  • Our projects have examined areas such as the international reception of British artists, publishing and activism networks in Latin America, and French migration and anarchist movements.
  • We’re a member of TECHNE, an Arts and Humanities Research Council AHRC)-funded doctoral training partnership, which provides access to comprehensive academic and professional training programmes, as well as the possibility of funding for your studies. 
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 ranked the School of Literature and Languages 10th in the UK for research impact, with 75% of our case studies rated as having outstanding impacts, in terms of reach and significance (4*). Our submission to REF included contributions from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).
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Fantastic graduate prospects

95% of Surrey's postgraduates go on to employment or further study 

10th for research impact

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 ranked the School of Literature and Languages 10th for research impact

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