The Department of English and Creative Writing at De Montfort University is pleased to offer one Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD studentship in English, available from 1 October 2012. The studentship, which covers all tuition fees and includes a maintenance grant, is open to students wishing to pursue projects in any area of English Literature or Creative Writing. DMU English has particular research strengths in the areas of textual scholarship, literary adaptations and Shakespeare studies. The excellence of the research undertaken by the English department at DMU has been recognised in successive Research Assessment Exercises; DMU English was ranked 9th nationally in RAE 2008, with 40% of its activity rated as ‘world-leading’
-A student should have gained an undergraduate degree (usually an Honours degree, such as a BA, BMus, BSc, LLB or equivalent) from a recognised RO, or be an undergraduate expecting to graduate before 31 July in the year in which the studentship is being taken up. Other qualifications should be considered only exceptionally. -If the student subsequently fails to gain an undergraduate degree, they are not entitled to receive AHRC studentship funding. -Students without an undergraduate degree may be considered for an AHRC studentship only if they are able to demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. -In addition, those applying for a doctoral studentship should normally have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification. -A student must have met all the requirements for a Master’s qualification (or equivalent) prior to the start date of their AHRC doctoral studentship.