University of Kent

University of Kent

Contemporary Novel (Practice as Research)

Students on this programme conduct a substantial piece of research that leads to the creation of a full-length contemporary novel and a piece of critical/theoretical writing on a related subject; the novel is expected to be an original enquiry into themes and concerns that have significance in 1 or more disciplines such as: politics; philosophy; psychology; sociology etc.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent) and, normally, a taught MA qualification.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees) 5 years
PhD Part-time £ 6,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
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