Research course

Creative Writing

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

See our website for details.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Cardiff was one of the first universities in the UK to offer a PhD in Creative Writing, and over two decades we have prepared graduates for careers as writers and in the publishing industry.

The PhD Creative Writing programme is for students and writers wishing to complete a substantial creative work of marketable quality.

Our own MA in Creative Writing provides an ideal basis for students wishing to undertake a PhD. Alternatively, in certain cases PhD students attend the first two terms of the MA course, and submit the assessed essays, before proceeding to full-time work on the thesis.

Distinctive features

  • The School has a dynamic interdisciplinary research culture with a variety of seminar series.
  • The School offers a wide selection of research training opportunities, including a thesis workshop and reading groups.
  • PhD students are encouraged to publish.
  • The School has a dedicated suite for its research students with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and Internet.
  • As from their second year, students have the opportunity for teaching on the School’s undergraduate degree programmes, and receive mentoring sessions from a full-time member of staff.
  • The School makes funding available each year for PGR students who wish to attend conferences/undertake library or archive visits in order to assist with their PhD studies.
  • PhD students are encouraged to participate in the Open Mic session organised for the MA in Creative Writing, and to attend workshops and readings given by visiting writers.
  • PhD students are also encouraged to attend the annual writer’s retreat at Gregynog Hall, a country mansion with a distinguished artistic heritage that is set in glorious countryside in mid-Wales.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084