A Ph D in English with Creative Writing consists of an original body of work - normally a novel, or a collection of poetry/short stories - with an accompanying critical element.
The critical element will place the creative work in an informed and theorised analytical context.
Others organise literary and other cultural events or work in research.
Like many creative people, graduates of this type of degree often have portfolio careers, where they work between several roles and their writing is one of several simultaneous ways in which they are employed.
Many are published writers who also teach, either in the academy or in community settings.
The intensive training in examining texts is transferable to roles in publishing, broadcasting and media.
The School has a dedicated suite of Ph D research rooms with excellent networked IT facilities.
Each student has a conference budget and is given a contribution to photocopying costs, as well as free printing facilities.
The Ph D Programme in Creative and Critical Writing is for students and writers wishing to complete a substantial creative work of marketable quality.
Our own MA in Creative Writing provides an ideal basis for students wishing to undertake a Ph D.