You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University supervisors are experienced in most areas of creative writing, with a focus on the short story; engagement with science and technology (all genres); experimental poetry; and screenwriting.
During the Creative Writing programme offered by the Anglia Ruskin University you’ll develop your writing in a collaborative research environment with strong links to local research and creative networks, including Cambridge Literary Festival, Menagerie Theatre, Writers' Centre Norwich, CB1 Poetry, Women's Word at Lucy Cavendish College, and University of Cambridge’s Faculty of English and Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
We host many informal workshops and discussions for staff and postgraduate students in creative writing, as well as regular research seminars, allowing you to present your creative practice as research in a safe and supportive setting. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of creative disciplines.
We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like dealing with festivals, agents, and publishers; balancing creative and critical work; giving conference papers; research methods and literature searches; internet training; and editing skills. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events like seminars and conferences.
In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.
- Publishing (editing, marketing, and business management)
- History of the book (manuscript culture)
- History of genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.)
- Creative writing (novels, short stories, poetry)
- Transformative works
- Women's science fiction
- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesCreative Writing Liberal Arts Literature View 29 other PhDs in Liberal Arts in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
- Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
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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