The Institute of English Studies can now offer students with an appropriate topic and level of local resource the opportunity to undertake a research degree by distance learning. 

Distance learning students are required to attend our London campus at set intervals to complete an intensive research training module, for upgrade, and for the viva, but will otherwise study at their own location. This option is available to UK, EU and international students on the same basis as our London-based PhD programmes (three years full time, six years part time). Fees are the same as for our London-based PhD programmes.

Not all supervisors may be able to offer this as an option. You will be required to maintain effective communication throughout your degree and submit progress reports as would happen for London-based students. 

For further information, please see the School's distance learning page.

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Location Mode Duration Apply
London Full Time 3 Years Apply
London Part Time 6 Years Apply
Distance Learning Full Time 3 Years Apply
Distance Learning Part Time 6 Years Apply