Research course

Creative Writing

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a Masters degree in Creative Writing. This is a firm requirement. Successful applicants will normally have received a distinction, however, you may be admitted if you have other qualifications or work experience that are deemed comparable. You should contact your potential supervisor to discuss. English language requirements may also apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The PhD in Creative Writing provides the capstone to the postgraduate Creative Writing suite, offering students graduating from the MSc an opportunity to undertake work at a higher level. You will aim towards the production of a substantial, publishable piece of creative writing, accompanied by a sustained exercise in critical study.

The academic staff you will be working with are all active researchers or authors, including well-published and prize-winning writers of poetry, prose fiction and drama.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 3030