Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing MPhil, PhD offers you the opportunity to develop a substantial, original piece of creative work and a related academic thesis. Our supervision expertise, partnerships and passion for creative writing offers you an energetic, creative and well-resourced research culture to immerse yourself in. We offer supervision from a diverse range of experienced writers who are recognised specialists in their field. Areas of expertise include: poetry; prose fiction, including fiction for children or young adults; writing for stage, screen, or radio; writing creative non-fiction, including: memoir, biography, narrative non-fiction, essay writing, the literature of travel, nature and place.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in English. If you are applying for a PhD you also need a master's degree.

Along with your application you will be asked to submit examples of your creative writing, including two short stories, six poems or a script.

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Contact: 
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7199