Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Creative Writing

This is a research based course, research, in this context, implying everything that is required to bring to completion a novel or substantial collection of poems, as well as to provide a critical and analytical account of the work produced. Students are expected, under the guidance of a supervisor, to demonstrate skills in handling a sustained creative project, while at the same time establishing a critical framework for writing. Research is closely supervised throughout by 1 or more core members of the department.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent in a subject relevant to the intended area of research; application form with letter explaining reasons for enrolling on the course. This should include an outline of proposed creative work and touch on relevant literary influences; plus a submission of creative work, written during the past 3 years, e.g.: 5 or 6 poems of not more than 40 lines each; 2 prose pieces of 1,500 to 2,000 words each; 1 prose passage of 3,000 to 4,000 words in total; IELTS 7.5 (for non UK students only).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of English and Creative Writing
Telephone number: 
01970 621945