The Department of English Studies offers supervision by research at the doctoral level, leading to a PhD. All PhD programmes are watched over by a three-member committee, which is appointed every two years. The Committee is chaired by a Postgraduate Coordinator. While there are no taught PhD programmes, the Department does offer PhD degree schemes in subjects related to all research interest areas of its academic faculty.

PhD programmes do not necessarily recruit students every year. Please, check on the relevant announcements of the Graduate School for updated information. The PhD guidelines for students of the Department of English Studies can be found here.

The relevant announcements of the Graduate School also contain full information on the application period, the number of students to be admitted to each programme, the admission requirements and the application procedure. Generally, applicants for admission at PhD level must hold a Master degree (or equivalent), awarded by a recognised University in a subject related to their proposed field of study; alternatively, they must show evidence of their ability to conduct research. Although candidates need not have completed their degree at the time of application, they must have received it before they are allowed to commence the PhD programme chosen.

Currently, the following PhD programmes run at the Department of English Studies:

PhD in English Literature & Comparative Cultural Studies

PhD in Linguistics

PhD in Translation Studies