PhD programmes at Goldsmiths

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, invites applications for September/October 2016 entry to our PhD programmes.

Goldsmiths, University of London, is part of the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (alongside the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, the Open University and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex) and successful applicants for PhD study will be able to apply for studentship funding.
The Department of English and Comparative Literature – one of the largest at Goldsmiths – consists of some 40 scholars and creative writers, whose work is acknowledged and cited internationally. We offer a stimulating environment for undertaking research and scholarship in English (inc. American Literature and literary theory), Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Creative Writing. We welcome applications from students wishing to pursue research in any of these areas and we particularly encourage cross- and interdisciplinary research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. As well as working with scholars and writers of international standing, you will have the opportunity to play an active role in a vibrant research environment which includes the Richard Hoggart Lectures in Literature and Culture, the annual Goldsmiths Prize for bold and innovative fiction, and specialist seminars and colloquia offered by the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, the Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (GLITS), the Goldsmiths Linguistics Seminar (GoldLingS) and the e-journal, GLITS-e.
The Department of English and Comparative Literature promotes an understanding of the value of human culture and creativity that is central to the CHASE vision of postgraduate research and professional development. Our research and training environment encourages our doctoral students to develop interdisciplinary methodologies. In addition, our network of partnerships with leading arts and humanities organisations and creative industries provides an outstanding resource for future CHASE scholars.
Applications for funding will be considered by Goldsmiths, University of London, with the best applicants put forward to four CHASE selection panels. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis.
For UK students, these awards cover both fees and maintenance and for EU residents awards are on a fees only basis. The funding will cover professional development opportunities, including the enhancement of public engagement skills and placements with CHASE partner organisations in the UK and overseas.
To be considered for one of these awards, please note that you need to have applied to a PhD programme by 13 January 2016. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss your proposal.
For enquiries about the PhD in Creative Writing, please contacts.knight@gold.ac.ukStephen Knight. For any enquiries relating to our other PhD programmes, please contact Andreas Kramer.  To see staff expertise, please consult our website.
For full details of the subject areas covered, and how to apply, please see the CHASE website.