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Creative Writing, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
The Creative Writing programme offered by The University of Edinburgh provides the capstone to the postgraduate Creative Writing suite, offering students graduating from the MSc an opportunity to undertake work at a higher level. 

About

During the Creative Writing programme offered by The University of Edinburgh, you will aim towards the production of a substantial, publishable piece of creative writing, accompanied by a sustained exercise in critical study.

The academic staff you will be working with are all active researchers or authors, including well-published and prize-winning writers of poetry, prose fiction and drama.

Facilities

Our location in the first UNESCO City of Literature places you at the heart of a major cultural centre, enriching your experience with opportunities for literary engagement through world-class facilities and events, such as the National Library of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The resources of the English Literature department at Edinburgh offer an attractive environment in which students can study for an advanced research degree. You will have access to IT and common-room facilities and benefit from visiting lectures from international scholars. Tutorial assistants have shared offices.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and support:

  • We encourage you to share your research and learn from the work of others through a programme of work-in-progress seminars, reading groups, visiting speakers and conferences.
  • Our postgraduate journal, Forum, is a valuable conduit for research findings and provides an opportunity to gain editorial experience.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A UK masters degree with distinction, or its international equivalent, in creative writing, normally with distinction.

We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          19000 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Home/EU fees have still to be agreed

        PhD part-time fees

        • Overseas: £9,500

        Living costs for Edinburgh

        • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

        Funding

        • Research scholarships for international students
        • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

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