The creative work should be a fully realised work of literature, whether in prose, poetry or drama.
The creative work thus is research into creative practice and therefore makes an original contribution to knowledge.
We welcome applications from postgraduate students interested in pursuing innovative research in Creative Writing.
A Creative Writing thesis takes the form of an original full-length creative work and a critical work on a subject or subjects integral to the creative component.
Our supervision expertise, partnerships and passion for creative writing offers you an energetic, creative and well-resourced research culture to immerse yourself in.
Many of our students go on to publication or performance either during or shortly after their studies.For more information about fees for research degrees click here.Our Creative Writing MPhil, Ph D offers you the opportunity to develop a substantial, original piece of creative work and a related academic thesis.Your supervisor will be able to give you advice on reading, research training, help you use our research facilities and support you in the development of your work.Our Faculty training programme will support your your training and skills development throughout the programme.You will be taught and based on our Newcastle campus, although there are opportunities to work with our partner institutions.You will be assigned a supervisor or a supervisory team who you will meet on a regular basis.Please consult our Research Pages to learn more about particular areas of research strength and expertise within the Creative Writing group.A Ph D in Creative Writing can be taken full-time (up to 4 years) or part-time (up to 7 years).You will meet with your supervisory team regularly to discuss your research and give you feedback on your writing.You are given the opportunity to attend the University's Generic Skills Training sessions as well as Creative Writing events.