What will I learn?


PhD: Research in English and American literatures has a long and distinguished history at Keele. Please see below for current areas of research and supervision.


Research students are supported through the provision of: shared office space, IT equipment and research funding to support some travel and other expenses.

There are significant library resources at Keele to support Humanities research, including Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), as well as the private David Bruce Centre Library for American Studies students and the Staffordshire Studies repository for those interested in local writers. Keele is ideally located near to other major libraries and collections, such as Manchester’s John Rylands and Chetham’s Libraries, Gladstone’s Library at St Deiniol’s, and the University Libraries of Birmingham, Oxford and Liverpool. Staffs in English have established collaborative working relationships with major archives and record offices within the region. In addition, Keele is less than 2 hours away from the extensive scholarly resources and libraries of London.

Which department am I in?

Keele University

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (US$ 20,195) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Keele University


ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need an honours degree with first or 2.1 classifications, or the equivalent if they have been educated outside the UK. Any other academic and/or professional qualifications you may have are also considered, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirement. Students need an IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest. TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) with overall score of 79 (components - listening 19, reading 19, speaking 20, writing 19).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Keele University

Keele University has risen to 32nd place in the UK and made it into the top ten and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction

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