University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Creative Technologies

Staff in the School of Creative Technologies have a wide range of interests across this multidisciplinary area. Therefore it is not surprising that the active research covers a surprising range of topics from the highly artistic (soft) to the highly technical (hard). The soft research is still technologically based - it is mostly about understanding how technology is being, or will be, used to support creative areas such as animation; jazz innovation; web-usage and figurative language. The hard research is about developing the technology itself to support a range of new applications, particularly related to teaching and training. For example, there is research into developing intelligent agents to simulate complex interactions on different devices (e.g. mobiles) or through virtual reality environments: some of this research involves human behaviour representation in intelligent agent systems. Another example is research into improving the technology supporting asset management in the broadcasting industry.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Writer's workshop � exploration; writer's workshop � resolution; critical reading for creative writers; critical thinking for creative writers; the final project � the creative writing dissertation.

Assessment methods

Progress is assessed by regularly submitted work and a final creative writing project in the form of a literary form or genre of choice and geared to a specific market.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 9,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years
PhD Part-time £ 9,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421