Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Creative Writing

We host an international and transcultural constituency of PhD students working across a range of literary genres and research projects. Our virtual learning and research facilities have enabled the PhD to be studied by distance learning from overseas, and facilitated with 'blended' learning on campus, bringing together students working in English from all over the world to share creative work and critical readings. We have particular supervisory strengths in contemporary poetry, long fiction, short fiction, narrative and new media and research that explores a sense of place, conflict, cultural tensions and synergies.

Entry requirements

A Master's in Creative Writing or a closely related discipline; previous publications of high quality; and a viable research proposal. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by thesis which should be a sustained piece of creative writing of publishable standard and a substantial piece of reflective or critical writing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 12,620 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 12,620 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 12,620 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 12,620 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Study
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 510880