University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Creative Writing Specialisms

Studies consist of research into a specific subject area relevant to a chosen field of creative endeavour and a substantial work of creative writing, consisting of a collection of poems, a prose work or a dramatic script for stage, screen or radio; recent projects have included: a study of victimhood in the novel in parallel with writing a novel involving victims; a study of metaphor in poetry as a means of helping people either as clients or therapists in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); war poetry and the poetry of confession.

Entry requirements

For the MPhil applicants should have at least a Lower 2nd Class (2.2) Honours degree in a relevant subject; for the PhD applicants should also have an MA (or other postgraduate qualification) in a relevant subject; if English is not the 1st language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

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