Research course

Creative Writing

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a relevant Master's degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Lincoln School of Creative Arts offers advanced research opportunities within the subject of creative writing. This research programme aims to provide training for a career in writing, from fiction to screen and radio adaptation.

MPhil/PhD students have the opportunity to be supervised by published writers and to undertake research in areas including poetry, experimental fiction, the short story, the historical novel, television drama, film scriptwriting, and realism.

Regular research seminars and postgraduate study groups are designed to provide a stimulating environment in which to discuss and debate work. Creative Writing has strong links within the Creative Arts and with the Schools of Film, Media, and Journalism, and Humanities and Heritage.

Department specialisms

Members of staff involved in teaching Creative Writing have experience of teaching the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels – there are currently around one hundred students practicing Creative Writing at BA, MA, and PhD levels in what is a thriving area of the School of English and Journalism. Their research specialisms include: Poetry Experimental fiction The short story The historical novel Television drama Adaptation Film scripting Realism The publishing industry Staff have published in a variety of these areas and have also worked in the publishing industry.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages : for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

For further advice on IELTS and the support available, please contact the International College by email at

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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