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Creative Writing PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 12 Creative Writing PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about storytelling and have a way with words? Pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing could be the perfect path for you. This unique programme allows you to delve deep into the world of literature and explore your own creative potential.

What's it like to study a PhD in Creative Writing?

Studying a PhD in Creative Writing is an exciting and fulfilling journey for any aspiring writer. This programme offers you the opportunity to develop your writing skills, experiment with different genres and styles, and push the boundaries of your creativity.

During your PhD, you will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide and support you throughout your research. You will have the freedom to explore your own writing projects and develop a substantial body of work. This could include novels, short stories, poetry collections, or even screenplays.

In addition to your creative work, you will also be required to submit a critical analysis of your writing process and the theoretical underpinnings of your work. This combination of creative and critical thinking will help you develop a well-rounded understanding of the craft of writing.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Creative Writing

To be eligible for a PhD in Creative Writing, you will typically need a strong academic background in English or a related subject. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree, although some may consider applicants with relevant professional experience or a Master's degree in a related field.

In addition to academic qualifications, you will also need to submit a writing sample as part of your application. This could be a portfolio of your creative work, showcasing your writing skills and style.

PhD in Creative Writing funding options

Funding for PhDs in Creative Writing may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Creative Writing careers

A PhD in Creative Writing opens up a world of possibilities for your career. Graduates often go on to become published authors, poets, playwrights, or screenwriters. Some choose to pursue careers in academia, teaching creative writing at universities or running writing workshops. Others find success in the publishing industry, working as editors, literary agents, or in marketing and publicity roles.

Whether you dream of seeing your name on the cover of a bestselling novel or want to inspire the next generation of writers, a PhD in Creative Writing can provide you with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to turn your passion into a rewarding career.

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We warmly invite applications for full-time or part-time self-funded PhD study. About the PhD programme. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) at Sheffield Hallam University was founded in 1996. Read more

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The PhD in Creative Writing at King’s is a practice-led course, incorporating taught elements and aspects of professional development. Read more

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