Creative Writing (PhD)

Cardiff University the United Kingdom

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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 - 5 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
October, January, April, July

International course fees
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All study options

About Creative Writing at Cardiff University

The PhD Creative Writing programme is for students and writers wishing to complete a substantial creative work of marketable quality.

Our own MA in Creative Writing provides an ideal basis for students wishing to undertake a PhD. Alternatively, in certain cases PhD students attend the first two terms of the MA course, and submit the assessed essays, before proceeding to full-time work on the thesis.

Distinctive features

  • The School has a dynamic interdisciplinary research culture with a variety of seminar series.
  • The School offers a wide selection of research training opportunities, including a thesis workshop and reading groups.
  • PhD students are encouraged to publish.
  • The School has a dedicated suite for its research students with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and Internet.
  • As from their second year, students have the opportunity for teaching on the School’s undergraduate degree programmes, and receive mentoring sessions from a full-time member of staff.
  • The School makes funding available each year for PGR students who wish to attend conferences/undertake library or archive visits in order to assist with their PhD studies.
  • PhD students are encouraged to participate in the Open Mic session organised for the MA in Creative Writing, and to attend workshops and readings given by visiting writers.
  • PhD students are also encouraged to attend the annual writer’s retreat at Gregynog Hall, a country mansion with a distinguished artistic heritage that is set in glorious countryside in mid-Wales.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 years
    Course startsOctober, January, April, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

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