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Centre for New Writing

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Research

Our Creative Writing PhD is open to students who have been successful at both undergraduate and MA levels.

The PhD consists of both a creative and a critical element. For the creative element you will write a collection of poems or short stories, or an 80,000 word excerpt from a novel. The critical element is a piece of literary or cultural criticism of about 30,000 words.

You’ll benefit from creative supervision by an experienced poet or fiction writer and draw on the range of expertise within the University to find a supervisor for your critical element. Current critical supervisors include experts in genres such as Southern Gothic, art history, and post-colonialism.

Our Creative Writing PhD is also open to writers with a record of successful publication.