Creative Writing MPhil/PhD - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Full time 36/24 Month(s)

Course Overview

We host a thriving international and transcultural community of PhD students working across a range of literary genres and research projects.

Our pioneering virtual learning and research facilities have enabled the PhD to be studied by distance learning from overseas – and facilitated with ‘blended’ learning on campus – bringing together students working in English from all over the world to share creative work and critical readings.

We have particular supervisory strengths in contemporary poetry, long fiction, short fiction, narrative and new media as well as research that explores a sense of place, conflict, cultural tensions and synergies.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    We host a thriving international and transcultural community of PhD students working across a range of literary genres and research projects.

    Our pioneering virtual learning and research facilities have enabled the PhD to be studied by distance learning from overseas – and facilitated with ‘blended’ learning on campus – bringing together students working in English from all over the world to share creative work and critical readings.

    We have particular supervisory strengths in contemporary poetry, long fiction, short fiction, narrative and new media as well as research that explores a sense of place, conflict, cultural tensions and synergies.

  • Entry Requirements

    Key Information

    Entry requirements: An MA in Creative Writing or a closely related discipline; previous publications of high quality; and a viable research proposal

    IELTS: Overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

    Assessment: By thesis, a sustained piece of creative writing of publishable standard and a substantial piece of reflective or critical writing

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

      Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english 
  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £4,260 £2,130
    Overseas £14,275 £7,138

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.