Entrance Requirements

Besides satisfying the conditions of admission for the Ph.D. degree as laid down by the Graduate School, including the English Language Requirements for Admission, applicants should have majored in English literature or a closely related field. Applicants are expected to hold a master’s degree or MPhil awarded by this University or a recognised university before they are considered for admission.

All applicants are required to submit a 1,500 word research plan, Master’s thesis or a sample research paper, and attend an interview unless exemptions are granted. The research plan should contain a preliminary bibliography. The interview shall examine the applicant’s knowledge of the field of specialisation described in the research plan submitted with the initial application. The language used in examinations, interviews and research plans will be English.

Please note that it is NOT necessary to contact—or obtain invitations from—individual faculty members BEFORE submitting your application to the RPG programme. All applications will be carefully considered by the University’s Graduate School and the Department’s Admissions committee. The question of supervision will be decided by the RPG committee if your application is successful.