Research course

Creative Writing

Aberystwyth University · Department of English Literature

Entry requirements

A minimum of at least an upper 2nd class honours degree is required to be considered to study for a PhD or MPhil.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

A lively, eclectic medium-sized department with excellent research facilities including the National Library of Wales which is adjacent to the campus.

Department specialisms

American Literature; 18th-Century Studies; 19th-Century Fiction; 20th-Century Fiction and Poetry; Renaissance Studies; Gender Studies; Medieval Women's Writing; Spenser; Literature and National Identity; Welsh Women's Writing; Creative Writing.

Information for international students

Please see our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Please see our fees and finance page and our funding and scholarship calculator for more information.

The Department will award a number of studentships. The awards, covering fees, are open to postgraduate applicants in all areas of literary studies and creative writing. There is no separate application form. Applicants must apply for the standard way. For further details contact Julie Roberts.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Julie Roberts
+44 (0)1970 621946
+44 (0)1970 622530