PhD Creative Writing / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 36 months full-time
- Entry requirements
Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Distinction, or its overseas equivalent, OR a record of prior publication in the field of creative writing, is a prerequisite for entry to the Creative Writing PhD. A research proposal and a sample of your creative work must be included with the formal application materials.
- How to apply
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The Creative Writing PhD consists of two elements.
The first is a creative element. This can be prose fiction, a novel or a collection of short stories of around 80,000 words. It can also be a collection of poetry. The PhD also has a critical element, roughly 30,000 to 50,000 words of research on a related subject useful to the writing of the creative element or to seeing the work in its literary context.
The PhD will require the student to develop their research skills and, to this end, they will be able to undertake a research skills audit and to attend seminars and workshops on research methods in the first year: in this way, students undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing will participate in School-wide training seminars which will develop useful research, teaching and IT skills, as well as seminars in relation to publication, authors' rights etc, which will be particularly useful to students of creative writing.
More information can be found via the Centre for New Writing website.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,195
International students (per annum): £17,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,098
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
Read more about postgraduate fees .
British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details.
The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the School website as soon as they are available.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details on the School website
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