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
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:
- 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.
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
Course contact details
- Sherelle Coulson, Programme Administrator, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
- +44 (0) 191 208 7199