Drawing on Brighton’s thriving literary culture and with a rapidly evolving research portfolio, Literature is a key discipline in the University of Brighton’s College of Arts and Humanities, which offers a vibrant, rewarding and stimulating environment for advanced study.
As one of our doctoral students, you will work with dedicated research supervisors who will help you through the planning and delivery of your research thesis, as well as offer guidance on the publication process and professional development.
Facilities include a doctoral college, a supportive and approachable academic community, research training programmes and access to online facilities and library resources from the University of Brighton, London and the South East.
Our individual research centres and groups include the Centre for Contemporary Poetry; Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories; Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics and Understanding Conflict: Forms and Legacies of Violence. These groups offer research students an opportunity to hear talks by staff, graduate students and visiting lecturers, as well as an opportunity to present their own work-in-progress.
The university provides supervision in a variety of literary fields, ranging from sixteenth-century to contemporary writing. The particular strengths of the team include but are not limited to:
At the same time, students are able to work on a range of interdisciplinary subjects at Brighton. Amongst the numerous opportunities on offer are research projects which combine literary study with one or more of the following: creative practice, art, design, graphics, illustration, education, cultural studies, philosophy, sustainability, sociology, history, film, media and screen studies.
Find supervisory interests through the disciplinary links on our staff profile finder
Funding opportunities for students wishing to pursue PhD studies are currently available through TECHNE, and AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership, as well as the University of Brighton studentship scheme. Both schemes offer fully-funded doctoral studies (stipend and fee waiver).
Follow this link for further information on the schemes and details about how to apply.
For queries about an MPhil/PhD with a principal focus on literature please contact Dr Andrew Hammond at A.N.Hammond@brighton.ac.uk