PhD

English — 18th Century and Romantic Literature

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 29.7k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 48.8k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jul 22, 2021
StudyQA ranking:343 Duration:4 years

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Research in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature flourishes in the Cambridge English Faculty.  The diversity and intensity of thought and art in this formative period are reflected at every level of our teaching, conversation and writing.  Doctoral students participate in a research community which meets regularly, and which offers support and training from peers and professionals.  The Cambridge tradition of close collaboration with a supervisor is enriched by opportunities to present and hear research papers, to participate in professional training, and to contribute to specialist and general undergraduate teaching.

At Cambridge established traditions of close reading and attention to literary form are invigorated by an equal concern with innovative and challenging ideas.  Here, there are as many approaches to criticism in the period as there are long eighteenth centuries, Enlightenments, or Romanticisms.  The lively conversation between literature, philosophy and art in the eighteenth century constitutes one marked emphasis of our research. The Cambridge English Faculty is also a notable centre of Lyric Studies, the poetry of the Romantic period being a particular focus.  However, long poems, hymns, novels, essays, other kinds of non-fictional writing, and children's stories figure strongly in our criticism.  The interrelation of literature with other disciplines is well represented, too, by Faculty members working on aesthetics, material texts and cultures, economic and political theory, the study of language, classical antiquity, theology, and working class and children's literatures.

   
One to one supervision

Approximately 8 hours per year. The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University's expectations regarding supervision

Feedback

In addition to supervision meetings each student should also receive a supervision report at the end of each term via the online Cambridge Graduate Supervision Reporting System.

Assessment

Thesis

Submission of an 80,000 word dissertation and an examination, conducted orally, on the subject of the dissertation.

  • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
  • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
  • IELTS (Academic) 7.5
  • TOEFL Internet Score 110
  • £50 application fee
  • First Academic Reference
  • Second Academic Reference
  • Transcript
  • Sample of Work. This can be an extract from a dissertation or one or two long essays amounting to 5,000 -7,000 words
  • Research Proposal. This should be 800-words long and include a simple, descriptive title. Please see the following website for more information and examples of previous, successful research proposals.
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