Research course

Creative Writing

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) and a masters degree at Merit level or above.

Applicants without a masters degree who can demonstrate equivalent expertise should contact the School of English at

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Nottingham is a fantastic place to study creative writing. From readings to workshops, to guest lectures, we have a wide range of literary and cultural activities on offer. Since 2015, we've also been a UNESCO City of Literature, offering an annual programme of literary events.

You will join a friendly and supportive research community, which provides the opportunity to:

  • Meet established and emerging writers at our ‘Off The Page’ event series
  • Write for Impact, the university magazine
  • Take part in the Nottingham Poetry Exchange’s open-mic sessions, magazine, and reading group
  • Write or direct for Nottingham New Theatre
  • Join the Creative Writing Society: write for Firefly magazine, or share your podcasts and blogs
  • Get editing experience through The Letters Page online journal, working with award-winning writer Jon McGregor

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151