Research Degrees

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The Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities offers three distinct research degrees, each of which requires you to conduct original research on a specific topic:

  • A PhD (100,000 word thesis; 3 years full-time - 6 years part-time)
  • An MPhil (60,000 word thesis; 2 years full-time - 4 years part-time)
  • An MA by Research (40,000 word thesis; 1 year full-time - 2 years part-time)

Our research students are supervised by leading international scholars and have access to skills and training programmes at College and Institutional levels. Research proposals are invited on a wide range of topics connected with the research specialisms and supervisory interests of our staff. 

MA by Research degree schemes:

American Studies
Ancient History
Applied Linguistics
Digital Humanities
Digital Media
Hispanic Studies
International Development
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Literary Translation
Media Studies
Screening/Staging Europe
War and Society

Entry Requirements

PhD entry requirements are an upper second degree plus a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. M.Phil and Master’s by Research applicants must have a minimum of 2.1 at undergraduate level. Students may enrol in September, January, April or July.

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Academic and Professional Development

Academic and Professional Development

The Graduate Centre provides a comprehensive package of skills and training opportunites to enhance the academic and professional development of our students.

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