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.
A UNESCO World City of Literature, Edinburgh is a remarkable place to study, write, publish, discuss and perform prose, poetry and drama.
Take a PhD with us and you will be based in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) in the historic centre of this world-leading festival city.
Programme StructureTraining and support:
- We encourage you to share your research and learn from the work of others through a programme of seminars and visiting speakers.
- We have an in-house Writer-in-Residence, annual writing prizes, and a range of opportunities to learn from experts in the publishing industry.
- We also offer access to opportunities provided by the Sottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.
- 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
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Literature View 69 other PhDs in Literature in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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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
International23350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
PhD PT fees
- International/EU: £11,675
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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