English at Dundee is strongly research orientated, and a full 90% of our research publications between 2001 and 2007 were rated as of international excellence in terms of their 'originality, significance and rigour'. 45% of our research output was rated in the two very highest categories of 'international excellence'.

Research degrees

  • PhD (Doctorate) by Supervised Research

This is a three year degree full-time or four years part-time. It is examined by a thesis of 80,000 - 100,000 words, on a topic of your choice (providing we have the staff expertise and resources). 

AHRC funding for PhDs now requires that you take a taught Masters degree first.

  • MPhil (Master's Degree) by Supervised Research

This is a two year degree full-time or up to four years part-time. It is examined by a thesis of around 40,000 words, on a topic of your choice (providing we have the staff expertise and resources to supervise it).

Visit our research interests webpage for details of our expertise

Find out more about our postgraduate culture and why you should choose Dundee for English

AHRC funding

AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) funded doctoral studentship places are available in the School of Humanities.  This is a fantastic opportunity to have your PhD tuition fees paid (UK & EU students) plus receive a yearly maintenance grant (UK students only).  Applications are invited from new and current students (in first year of study if full-time or up to second year if part-time).  

Full details available from the AHRC studentship webpage.

Read about our current AHRC students.

Your application

To find out:

  • academic entrance requirements
  • English Language requirements
  • fees information
  • how to apply

Visit the English and Creative Writing Research webpage on the online University Prospectus