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PhD opportunities in English and Creative Writing at Brunel University London

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Profile Description

Qualification type: MPhil / PhD
Location: Uxbridge, London
Mode of study: Full-time and Part-time

Welcoming environment for research students

We welcome practice-based proposals for all kinds of writing that demonstrates originality, a commitment to generic advance or reinvention, and a high standard of artistic accomplishment. We offer our graduates expert support in professional preparation for a literary career and encourage them to begin to establish a publication record.

Creative Writing at Brunel organises a hugely successful annual series of public writer readings by some of Britain's most exciting authors, which provide an opportunity for all students to debate and mingle with professional writers. Additionally, we annually publish anthologies of students' writing.

Brunel also runs the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing which organises research seminars. It also runs the annual 3K Brunel International African Poetry Prize.

Research strengths

English at Brunel has gone from strength to strength over the last decade to the point where it is now regularly ranked in the top ten English departments in the UK in the Guardian league tables.Our particular areas of strength, which include modern and contemporary literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance studies, Victorian literature and culture, and world literature in English.
Creative Writing at Brunel University London is a leader in the field. We have a thriving graduate community in the subject, and welcome PhD applications in our particular areas of expertise.

The writers at Brunel are all actively publishing and specialists in many areas of writing including:

  • all aspects of modern literary fiction
  • all aspects of contemporary commercial fiction
  • poetry, including for performance
  • women's and multicultural writing
  • horror and thriller writing
  • all aspects of fantasy fiction
  • post-colonial fiction
  • children's/ YA fiction
  • non-fiction
  • screenwriting
  • screen adaptation
  • comedy writing
  • writing for radio
  • writing for opera
  • autobiographical writing
  • female genital mutilation in Africa and the UK
  • the Fusion of creative writing and dramatherapy
  • creative writing for therapeutic purposes
  • autobiographical writing
  • female genital mutilation in Africa and the UK
  • the fusion of creative writing and dramatherapy
  • creative writing for therapeutic purposes
     

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Life as a research student at Brunel University London

How to apply

Further information about the PhD and the application process can be found here:
English:http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/PhD-English
Creative Writing: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/PhD-Creative-Writing

Contact

For general enquiries, please contact: [email protected] 

Funding Notes

We offer a range of PhD studentships, partial scholarships, and academic prizes, to help with your research fees. Find out more here: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-fees-and-funding

Related Subjects

How good is research at Brunel University London in English Language and Literature?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 23.15

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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