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Information for MPhil/PhD students

We believe it is important to develop and sustain your sense of belonging to an intellectual community here at Birkbeck and in the Department of English and Humanities in particular. We run a busy schedule of seminars, lectures and skills classes to support you in your research.

Information and support

Key Staff

Director of Graduate Studies: To co-ordinate the Graduate Programme and to help ensure that your time at Birkbeck is a happy and successful one, the Department has a Director of Graduate Studies and a Deputy Director. The Director oversees the admission process and chairs the various committees (e.g. Upgrading, Scholarships, Graduate Teaching) that deal with postgraduate affairs. Between them the Director and Deputy Director organise the Graduate Lecture Series and the Research Skills, Theory Seminars and Teaching programmes, and help students with applications to funding bodies.

The Graduate Administrator
The Graduate Administrator is Anthony Shepherd. The Administrator deals with the day-to-day administration of your degree. He is your first point of contact for any concerns you have. Please do not hesitate to contact him.