PhD Creative Writing / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
- Entry requirements
We require either successful completion of a Master's programme in Creative Writing with an overall classification of Distinction (or its overseas equivalent), or a record of prior publication in the field of creative writing. A research proposal and a sample of your creative work must be included with the formal application materials.
- How to apply
Find out how to apply for this programme .
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Our PhD Creative Writing programme gives you the opportunity to work on a significant piece of creative writing while developing your research skills.
You will benefit from creative supervision by an experienced poet or fiction writer and draw on the range of expertise within the University to find a supervisor for your critical element.
There are two elements to the programme. The first is a creative element that can be prose fiction, a novel or a collection of short stories of up to 100,000 words. It can also be a collection of poetry.
The PhD also has a critical element/commentary of roughly 30,000 to 50,000 words.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
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 .
We offer a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that while we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below.
You may also be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government. Find out more about this and other sources of funding on the funding opportunities page.
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2019-20
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
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