University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Creative Writing

Research students will have access to support and training to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from each student's experienced supervisory team and students will benefit from the School's research expertise in areas including 21st century writing, postcolonial studies, gothic literature, utopian studies and 19th century literature.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a relevant Master's degree. Applicants will need to submit a research proposal along with their application form.

Course modules

Research areas covered within the School include: 21st century literature and drama; 19th century literature; life writing/testimony/memory studies; women's writing 18-21st centuries; American literature 19-21st centuries; renaissance literature; utopian studies; ecocriticism; gothic literature 19-21st centuries; postcolonial literature; trauma studies.

Assessment methods

The assessment at this level of study takes the form of an 80,000 word thesis. The creative writing dissertation will comprise 60,000 words of creative writing plus a 20,000 word analysis of the creative piece(s).


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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