Research course

Creative Writing

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

MA, MRes in creative writing/english. Undergraduate to level 2:1 in relevant subject.

Creative Writing

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Research in English and American literatures, in which creative writing is situated, has a long and distinguished history at Keele. Creative writing has been formally established as a thriving and energetic graduate programme at MA and PhD levels (the PhD programme has been running successfully for threeyears). Indeed, the University has over the years played host to many eminent writers, most notably the distinguished poet Roy Fisher, who taught in the Department of American Studies (1971-82). The Roy Fisher Prize for poetry is a poetry pamphlet prize awarded yearly to a student, and endowed by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Keele is currently hosting back to the drawing board event. Please see our website for current areas of research and supervision.

Department specialisms

poetry; prose, the novel, life writing, : theory, criticism and creative writing

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

IELTS to level 7 is required. Students are supported by an international student support officer. The campus is in a beautiful green environment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

AHRC and faculty of humanities and social sciences funding is available advertised in December on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-96 months


full time
12-24 months months
part time
24-38 months months

Course contact details

PGR Administrator
44 01782 733641