If you want to take your interest in English to the highest level we offer PhD programmes that allow you to work alongside internationally-renowned academics with expert support.
Our research is centred within the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing (BCCW) who facilitate and promote the outstanding research work that takes place within English and related subjects. The BCCW have a strong focus on maximizing both their socio-cultural and academic impact of their work, so whilst they are actively engaged in conducting and supporting cutting edge research projects, they are also heavily involved in the work that goes into events like the annual Hillingdon Literary festival or publications like the BCCW branded book series, ‘British Fiction: The Decades Series’.
Our PhD in English will allow you to explore your research interest across a number of topics from modern and contemporary literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance studies, Victorian literature and culture, and world literature in English
Whether you’re looking to advance in a literary field or reinvent yourself, you’ll join our thriving research community surrounded by academics who are industry experts
For those interested in the research that supports our English studies and related subjects, find out more the cutting edge research work we conduct, how literature impacts wider society and how you can get involved.
Comedy Studies PhD
Contemporary Writing PhD
Creative Writing PhD