Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Our English Department is engaged in a dynamic expansion of its postgraduate programmes. Our staff offer supervision in the following closely inter-related areas of expertise:
The Department of English offers PhDs in Creative Writing through two routes. The ‘practice-led’ route typically suits new or emerging writers and combines creative and critical work. The PhD by Professional Practice (Creative Writing) is designed for established writers whose publication record constitutes a significant contribution to its field.
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project.
For queries, please contact:
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.
Before you apply, we recommend that you:
We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.
Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:
Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.