Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Creative Writing

This course 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.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in English. PhD applicants also require a Master's degree. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Research areas 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.


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

Campus details

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

Key information

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