You submit a thesis of up to 90,000 words for Ph D assessment and 60,000 words for MPhil assessment, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area.This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.
Upon receipt of your application, we will identify supervisors whose research expertise matches your chosen topic.
You will usually meet your supervisors once a month, and possibly more often at critical stages of your candidature, including preparing for final submission.
MPhil - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject.
If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).
You typically undertake a number of distinct but related research studies that ultimately form the basis of your dissertation.
You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of English literature, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support.You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.You may also have the chance to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars from the second year, for which you receive training and payment.We take care to ensure that each MPhil/Ph D student has the expert supervision required to complete their project within the candidature period.You will have a minimum of two supervisors based in the Department.We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.5 in each component).A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at: Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above.Ph D - You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject.If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea.You will be closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of the project.This takes the form of fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals thereafter.