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.
- 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.