Research programmes in Creative Writing
These programmes are offered either on a full-time or part-time basis. To find out more about the Centre for Creative Writing and its staff please click here.
Creating Writing PhDs
A distinctive feature of the research culture within the School of English is the ‘practice as research’ thread of postgraduate programmes. Our academic staff include a number of published authors and poets, who teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and continue to publish their own work.
The Centre for Creative Writing
The Centre hosts a very popular and successful weekly reading series; guests have included poets Katherine Pierpoint, Tony Lopez, Christopher Reid and George Szirtes, and novelists Abdulrazak Gurnah, Ali Smith, David Nicholls and Will Self.
A First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a British University (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Candidates will also have a demonstrable background in fiction writing which may include professional experience or a taught MA programme. Candidates will be required to submit a sample of published or unpublished writing of excellent quality in order to be considered for this programme.