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Creative Writing MPhil, PhD

Newcastle University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Our Creative Writing PhD offers you the opportunity to develop a substantial, original piece of creative work and a related academic thesis. Our supervision expertise, partnerships and passion for creative writing offers you an energetic, creative and well-resourced research culture to immerse yourself in.

We offer supervision from a diverse range of experienced writers who are recognised specialists in their field. Areas of expertise include:

  • poetry
  • prose fiction, including fiction for children or young adults
  • writing for stage, screen, or radio

writing creative non-fiction, including:

  • memoir
  • biography
  • narrative non-fiction
  • essay writing
  • the literature of travel, nature and place

You can see the range of research topics our current students are working on.

Your research will have two main components:

1. The creation of a substantial, original piece of creative work:

a novel
a collection of short stories
a collection of poetry
a play script or screen play

2. An academic thesis related to your creative work, which could cover:

topics
genres
themes
a writer or group of writers

Many of our students go on to publication or performance either during or shortly after their studies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 100 13

    5th out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    139 68%

    27th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    36th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    90th

    41
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    142 83%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    45th

    31

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