PhD Creative Writing
The British Department offers an excellent atmosphere for postgraduate study, research, and inventive work. The primary College library is well stocked with standard texts and demanding creates a really number of topics and also the National Library of Wales, next to the campus, is among the UK’s five libraries, holding probably the most extensive collections of books and manuscripts in Europe. Like a department that values a stimulating research ethos highly, we place great focus on the supply of top quality teaching, supervision and facilities for the postgraduate community. Consequently, our postgraduate community is dynamic and thriving. It is a convenience to observe that our graduates secure employment in teaching, academia, publishing as well as other professional fields.
This can be a research-based course, ‘research’ within this context implying exactly what is needed to create to completion a manuscript or substantial assortment of poems, in addition to give a critical/analytical account from the work created.  You’ll be expected, underneath the guidance of the supervisor, to show your talent in coping with sustained creative project, yet still time creating a vital framework for the writing. Your quest is going to be carefully supervised throughout by a number of core people from the Department’s Creative Writing staff.
Check out our School’s  Research pages for specifics of our staff, regions of interest, facilities along with other information.
All academic staff within the Department of British and inventive Writing are active scholars and experts within their fields. They’re either capable of PhD level and have commensurate experience.
Our Lecturers either hold or will work perfectly into a Greater Education teaching qualification and the most academic staff also contain the status of Fellow from the Greater Education Academy.
The department includes a proud tradition of research excellence, as shown in the newest Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment. It discovered that 97% of research assessed was discovered to be of worldwide standing or greater.
All academic staff within the Department of British and inventive Writing are active scholars and experts within their fields. They’re either capable of PhD level and have commensurate experience. Our Lecturers either hold or will work perfectly into a Greater Education teaching qualification and the most academic staff also contain the status of Fellow from the Greater Education Academy.
How you can Apply
Postgraduate applicants can submit their application either on-line or off-line. Please visit our  How you can Apply  page for more information.
The standard entry requirement of the 3-year PhD research programme is really a 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent inside a subject highly relevant to the intended section of research.
Additionally to submitting the conventional application materials (please visit  how you can apply ) applicants are requested through the Department to provide additional supporting materials before their application is going to be considered. Please visit the  PhD in Creative Writing application procedure  for further details.
British Language Needs
For those who have a Bachelor’s degree from the United kingdom College, you don’t need to consider an British proficiency test.
Non-native British loudspeakers who don’t meet this requirement will need to take a College-recognised test of educational British language proficiency. For more information please visit our British Language needs page .
Additionally to a loan application form, you need to send us instructions of application. This letter (between 1 and a pair of sides of A4) should explain why you need to sign-up around the course and describe any relevant academic or professional experience you have acquired. It ought to have an outline of the suggested creative work, and really should also discuss relevant literary influences and also on the styles and issues you’ll be addressing within the work itself – and, by extension, inside your commentary onto it. The outline will become important in assisting us to reach a choice regarding your general appropriateness for that programme, but it’s understood that the work may to some degree redefine itself while you proceed.
It’s also wise to submit a little sample of creative work, written in the past 3 years. The sample should comprise among the following:
- 5 or 6 poems of only 40 lines each
- two prose bits of 1,500 to two,000 words each or
- one prose passage of three,000 to 4,000 words as a whole
Make sure to make a copy associated with a work you signal. In case your work continues to be printed we ought to want to see a duplicate, in the printed form this is came back for you.
Departmental contact information
Tel: (01970) 621945
Fax: (01970) 622530
Department of British and inventive Writing
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