For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, and a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject. For entry on to the MA by Research programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The current research themes for supervision in literature, drama, and creative writing are:
- Creative writing.
- Life writing.
- Literary translation and translation theory.
- Medieval and early modern writing.
- Modern and contemporary literature, including poetry.
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing encompasses a wide range of creative and critical activities, and it is this conjunction of criticism and creativity which characterises its unique approach to the study of literature and writing. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality, the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has come 10th among UK English departments. 82% of our research has been rated either 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).
School research interests include: creative and critical writing, literary cultures, literary translation and Modernism and contemporary writing.
Information for international students
English entry requirements are: Minimum IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening and 7.0 in writing), or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Studentships may be available for exceptional candidates. Please see https://www.uea.ac.uk/literature/scholarships-and-funding/phd-funding for more information.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Service Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591 709