Fees Only Bursary in the College of Law Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Derby: Doctoral Bursary in the Reception and Development of European Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

The College of Law, Humanities and the Social Sciences invites applications for a Fees-Only-Bursary in the subject area of English Literature. Subject to satisfactory progress, the bursary holder’s fees will be fully covered at a UK/EU level.

Proposals will be accepted for any project seeking to study the reception and development of European literature in relation to colonial and postcolonial contexts. We would be particularly interested in receiving applications for work drawing on the period between the sixteenth century and the present.

In offering this bursary the University aims to further develop its proven research strengths in early modern, modern and post-colonial textual scholarship. It is an excellent opportunity for a candidate of exceptional promise to contribute to a stimulating research environment.


Principal Accountabilities

  • To undertake research and scholarly activity associated with their PhD programme and develop a publication record in English Literature
  • To support departmental and College Research Centre research activities

This is a Doctoral Bursary, and the successful candidate will undertake a full time traditional route PhD programme.  The start date is 30 August 2016 or soon thereafter. If appointed, you will have your fees paid for the duration of your doctorate. On this occasion the bursary is available only to applicants assessed as being UK/EU for fees assessment. Fees will be covered at a UK/EU level.  Funding will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sam Kasule at s.kasule@derby.ac.uk or Professor Paul Elliott at p.elliott@derby.ac.uk

Deadline for applications: 28 July 2016

Interviews: week commencing 8 August 2016

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been shortlisted.


For details of how to apply, please see:


Applications must be made using the RD02 form (MPhil/PhD by Thesis Application Form). When submitting your application, please include the reference code ENGLIT16 in the title of your email.

Complete applications should be forwarded to researchoffice@derby.ac.uk