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.
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.
Programme StructureTraining 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.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCreative Writing Literature View 69 other PhDs in Literature in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A UK masters degree, or its international equivalent, in creative writing, normally with distinction.
- We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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