Funding opportunities for postgraduate study in English & Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London

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Postgraduate study opportunities, scholarships and bursaries in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.


Maria Macdonald,, + 44 (0)0 7919 7436

Postgraduate study opportunities, scholarships and bursaries in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Goldsmiths’ Department of English and Comparative Literatures offers MA degrees in 

  • Applied Linguistics: Sociocultural Approaches;
  • Comparative Literatures (with pathways in Comparative Literature; Linguistics; the Americas; Postcolonial Literature and Theory);
  • Contemporary Approaches to English Studies
  • Creative and Life Writing;
  • Twentieth Century Literature and Its Contexts 

as well as MA by Research and MPhil/PhD in English, Comparative Literature and Modern Languages.

For September 2008 entry, the following funding opportunities are offered:  

  • Up to four fees-only bursaries for part-time students, plus either one fees-only bursary for a full-time student or up to two additional fees-only bursaries for part-time students. These bursaries will be available on a competitive basis to those applying for entry to the MPhil/PhD programme in September 2008. The competition for these awards will also be open to current MPhil/PhD students. Overseas students as well as home/EU students may apply, although the value of each award will be equal to the fees applied to a home/EU student. Applications consisting of a brief letter and a Curriculum Vitae should be sent by 1 May 2008 to Maria Macdonald, Postgraduate Secretary, Department of English & Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW (email , telephone 020 7919 7436).  Applicants must also be applying for entry to the MPhil/PhD programme on the appropriate College application form.
  • In addition, through Goldsmiths’ new Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, the Department is able to make available, by competition, one bursary of £1,000 (or two bursaries of £500 each for part-time students) for home/EU entrants to the MA, MRes and MPhil/PhD programmes in the Department. You will need to complete an application form for the Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme and return it with the application for your course. Your application form for this scheme must explain why you wish to be considered for the award on the basis of academic merit. The deadline for making an application is 1 April 2008. You can download an application form [pdf], or email .

  • Fourteen identically-valued awards are also available, as part of the same Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, to applicants across all the departments of the College; they will be awarded by competition, on the basis of the same applications (no separate application necessary). Awards under the College’s Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme are designed for home/EU students, but overseas students may apply instead for the numerous International Postgraduate Scholarships that the College offers, through competition, specifically to entering overseas students.


For further information on the Department, the programmes, and the funding opportunities, please visit