We can only consider applications from applicants who have successfully completed an MA in Creative Writing, or candidates who can demonstrate composite professional experience (which includes publishing). For the PhD, you must demonstrate how the research project relates to your current creative practice.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The PhD in Creative Writing (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) within the English Department aims to support you in the development of a long-form piece of creative writing (for example, a novel or a script), or a sequence of related works (poems and short stories).
You will be working in an environment which supports and encourages the development of craft and participation within a community of writers and scholars.
Here at Birmingham we are in a unique position: Creative Writing is aligned to both the Film department and the English literature and language divisions. The PhD is part of a portfolio of creative writing courses which have a strong reputation.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Richard House (Admissions Tutor)
- +44 (0)121 414 7964