Postgraduate Research

Studying for an MPhil / PhD with us means full immersion in one of the world’s most dynamic intellectual communities. Please select a programme below to see individual degree information and entry requirements.
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Language pathways

MPhil/PhD programmes: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies and Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies.

Comp Lit

Comparative Literature

With its exceptional range of modern and ancient languages and cultures, UCL provides a comprehensive environment for comparative literary study.


Creative Critical Writing

In the history of critical thought resort to literary procedures is a key feature in developing arguments and formulating original ideas.



Our programme allows suitably qualified candidates to submit an original filmed documentary along with their thesis. 


Early Modern Studies

If you are interested in completing a PhD in Early Modern Studies we can help you identify an appropriate supervisor.

European Studies

European Studies

We consider the cultural and intellectual life of Europe and we focus on the emergence of modern Europe, the political implications of integration, and its transition from competing nation states and forms of governance to an expanding political and economic union.


Film Studies

We have particular research strengths in film history, film theory, and in an exceptionally broad range of national and regional cinemas.

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender & Sexuality Studies

We address the challenges arising from contemporary changes in gender relations and examine theoretical and methodological frameworks with which gender and sexualities are explored, researched and implemented.

Health Humanities

Health Humanities

Our programme offers the possibility to research issues related to health and illness from the humanities and social sciences


Translation Studies

Our programmes have a number of routes structured in such a way as to enable you to focus on your chosen specialism.


Race and Racism

The programme will start in 2021. More information coming soon.