Research course

Creative Writing

University of Liverpool · School of English

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a strong (2.1 or above) first degree in English, Creative Writing, or a related subject and a Masters degree in Creative Writing. Creative and critical work will be required as part of the application.

Months of entry


Course content

Applications are invited for a PhD in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on critical and creative writing, especially in the area of poetry and/or poetics, and international poetics in translation. Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged e.g. poetry and film, poetry and landscape, poetry and health and well-being, poetry and the intersection with types of virtual reality.

English in the world
We have a strong role to play in the cultural life of the city, and our students can engage in local organisations and communities through reading groups and placements, partly through our links with The Reader Organisation. In 2010-11 the School of English launched a collaborative project with the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. In addition to the experience and practical knowledge this gives to our students, these historic Liverpool theatres are now able to partake of the academic expertise and world-leading research of academics in the School of English.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,195 Part-time: £2,098 (2017)
International students
Full-time: £16,150 Part-time: £8,075 (2018) (excluding bench fees)

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)152 794 5927