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Why do a research degree in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University? Our research students have an excellent record of employment, with former students employed in postdoctoral and lectureship positions In preparation for academic careers, the Humanities doctoral training programme offers advice on writing for publication, beginning to teach, presenting work and conference organisation Our research students are currently working in areas such as sports history, minority cultures, the history of photography, film adaptations of literary texts, ekphrastic poetry, short fiction, textual scholarship and Shakespeare. Recent and current PhD students have published articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, including Adaptation, The Dickensian, Immigrants and Minorities, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Literature/Film Quarterly, International Journal of the History of Sport, The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, Shakespeare, Patterns of Prejudice, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, The Popular Imagination and the Dawn of Modernism: British Middlebrow Writing 1880-1930, Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom: Essays on the BBC series, The Encyclopaedia of Modernism and A Companion to Wyndham Lewis, Joyce and Lawrence. Creative Writing students benefit from Leicester Centre for Creative Writing being embedded in the rich regional writing networks of the East Midlands and beyond, allowing for opportunities to participate in the creative health of the region. English Language, Literature and Creative Writing Research in English Language and Literature is world-leading in areas ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, language, creative writing and digital humanities. Our acclaimed scholars work at the cutting edge and the quality of our research is internationally recognised. In addition to publishing monographs, collections, editions and studies, we contribute to wider academic debate through international conferences, ed
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GBP 36,600
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3 Years
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61 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components

De Montfort University

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De Montfort University Leicester is a public university in the city of Leicester, England. It was established in accordance with the Further and Higher Education Act in 1992 as a degree awarding body. The name De Montfort University was taken from Simon de Montfort, a 13th-century Earl of Leicester credited with establishing the first Parliament of England in 1265.
De Montfort University (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and world-class facilities. It is proud to be one of the top 25 universities for graduate employment and offers a great student experience. DMU works closely with industry to design engaging courses that will equip students with the skills and experience to accelerate their career and get ahead in the competitive job market.
The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, foundation courses, full-time and part-time courses and Learning Beyond Registration modules, among others. Students’ career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU life and study.
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City Campus - De Montfort University

The Gateway House, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH

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DMU campus merges with the city of Leicester through a combination of historical city and university buildings, modern and new complexes as well as beautiful parks and public roads. De Montfort continually invest in first class equipment and workspaces and over the next few years the university are continuing their investment in the campus to provide a modern and inspiring environment. A £90 million transformation of our city centre site will see improved teaching rooms, eating areas and the Students’ Union, and create a beautiful area of parkland at the very heart of the campus.