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Creative Writing PhD

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Degree awarded
PhD
Duration
36 months full-time
Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please visit our School's research pages for information regarding our staff, areas of interest, facilities and other information that will help you  apply online.

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

The Creative Writing PhD consists of two elements.

The first is a creative element. This can be prose fiction, either 50,000 to 65,000 words of a novel or a collection of short stories. It can also be a collection of poetry. The PhD also has a critical element, roughly 15,000 to 30,000 words of research on a related subject useful to the writing of the creative element or to seeing the work in its literary context.

The PhD will require the student to develop their research skills and, to this end, they will be able to undertake a research skills audit and to attend seminars and workshops on research methods in the first year: in this way, students undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing will participate in School-wide training seminars which will develop useful research, teaching and IT skills, as well as seminars in relation to publication, authors' rights etc, which will be particularly useful to students of creative writing.

More information can be found via the Centre for New Writing website.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,996
    International students (per annum): £14,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,998
    International students (per annum): £7,000

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Read more about  postgraduate fees.

Scholarships/sponsorships

For subject areas that hold awards in particular years, UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC Block Grant Partnership competition (deadline 1st March).  This is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with their proposed supervisor as soon as possible. Some awards are usually offered by the School or department: see the  School website for current information, or contact the Admissions Administrator. Some awards are reserved for international applicants.

A full list of AHRC-funded Humanities PhDs

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3559
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/englishamericanstudies/postgraduateresearch/research/

Academic department overview

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