Research course

Creative Writing

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Music, Humanities and Media
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

  • A Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed; or
  • An upper second-class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed; or
  • Appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to pursue a research project that combines the creative and the critical, and which shows evidence of an original contribution to knowledge.

A full-time PhD is a three-year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words.

A PhD is an exciting opportunity to develop an independent creative idea and situate this within a critical and/or contextual framework, all with the support of well-qualified staff who are published authors themselves.

You'll be expected to work to an approved programme of research which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies.

Your main supervisor will normally head a supervisory team which will comprise up to three members. The research supervisor will take the lead in advising you and supporting you as you work on your project.

Whilst undertaking the research project you will develop your research skills by taking part in postgraduate skills workshops and attending research seminars and other events.

You will also have the opportunity to present your research to your peers, including at the subject area’s postgraduate conference. You’ll be part of an active and exciting research community in English Literature and Creative Writing at Huddersfield and, increasingly as your studies progress, become a member of a wider, external community of scholars/writers in your field.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from' information pages.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400

Learn more via the Fees and Finance pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Assistant
Email
mhmpostgrad@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1484 472375