Research course

Creative Writing

Institution
Newcastle University · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in English. If you are applying for a PhD you also need a master's degree. Along with your application you will be asked to submit examples of your creative writing, including two short stories, six poems or a script.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Creative Writing MPhil, PhD offers you the opportunity to develop a substantial, original piece of creative work and a related academic thesis. Our supervision expertise, partnerships and passion for creative writing offers you an energetic, creative and well-resourced research culture to immerse yourself in.

We offer supervision from a diverse range of experienced writers who are recognised specialists in their field. Areas of expertise include:
  • poetry
  • prose fiction, including fiction for children or young adults
  • writing for stage, screen, or radio
  • writing creative non-fiction, including: memoir; biography; narrative non-fiction essay writing the literature of travel, nature and place

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Department specialisms

Poetry; Prose fiction (including fiction for children or young adults); writing for stage, screen, or radio; writing creative non-fiction, including memoir, biography, narrative non-fiction, essay writing, the literature of travel, nature and place.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Sherelle Coulson, Programme Administrator, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Email
pg.english@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7199