The Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities welcomes enquiries and applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for an MPhil or PhD degree. Particular areas of strength that were entered for the most recent Research Assessment Exercise included communication and media studies, literary and cultural studies, English and performance studies, history, philosophy, linguistics, sociology, criminology and law. It is essential that applicants have a clear idea of the research they wish to pursue with us before submitting an application. We require that applications are accompanied by an outline of proposed research.
The Faculty has a strong commitment to supporting our research students in their academic and professional development. The Faculty offers a Postgraduate Research Generic Skills Programme for our first year students to support them with the initial challenges of managing their PhD. It includes seminars on critical appraisal of the literature and contextualisation, introduction to research methods, research ethics, time and project management, thesis and presentations and how to get published.
The Faculty has state-of-the-art film and video editing studios and equipment, and has good online and on-site library facilities, with access to the British Library and all London University Libraries.
The Faculty has a strong commitment towards developing a dynamic and vibrant post-graduate research community. The Faculty also host frequent academic seminars on topics of interest for staff and research students. The School of Law runs a Research Seminar Series every semester.
Staff in the Faculty are active researchers and participate in a range of international networks which benefit our postgraduate research students.
Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/res/hscres
What you'll study
Recent research project topics include:
- Communications and the Creative Arts (media studies; performance; media communications; the electronic and digital arts; video; film studies; literary studies; sonic arts and visual culture)
- Applied Linguistics
- Law (especially international law)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international
Students are assessed through coursework and a dissertation.
Graduates from this programme can pursue teaching in further and higher education and research in public and private sectors.
Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply
A first degree in a relevant subject, normally 2.1 or above; a Masters degree is an additional advantage. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Applications must submit a 500-word outline of proposed research with their application form.