Prospective PhD students are invited to make contact with Juliet John or the member of staff most closely aligned to their areas of interest for informal discussion of developing research proposals. The Department of English has a strong record of providing AHRC funding and other scholarships for suitably qualified students pursuing research in Nineteenth Century Studies. Recent doctoral students in the Department of English have gone on to academic positions in the University of London and been the recipients of major postdoctoral research awards. All PhD students affiliated to the Centre are invited to participate in our nineteenth century Reading Group and other activities. The English Department Research Committee also supports student-led initiatives such as postgraduate conferences and symposia.
Pursuing doctoral research in nineteenth-century studies at Royal Holloway not only offers the opportunity of working within the outstanding atmosphere and resources of this Victorian Institution but also a chance to engage in dialogue with the exceptional international interdisciplinary community of scholars in the wider University of London. The Centre for Victorian Studies ensures that the Library at Royal Holloway supports the needs of our research students with excellent digital and physical provision, augmented by easy access to the British Library and the resources of Senate House Library in the University of London.