Creative Writing MPhil/PhD - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

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.

Key Information

Details of the research areas can be found on the website here http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/english-literature-and-creative-writing/postgraduate/find-a-supervisor/.     If you are interested in applying for one of our PhD programmes, you may wish to informally contact a potential supervisor for guidance on the proposal prior to submitting your application.  Guidance on the structure of the proposal is also available from http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/english-literature-and-creative-writing/postgraduate/how-to-apply/.

 

If you submit an application you should include the names of any potential supervisors that you have identified.

 

Entry requirements:

Master’s Degree 

Master’s degree or equivalent in English literature or literature in other languages, usually with an average of at least 65% for UK MAs.

Undergraduate Degree

2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in English Literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages.

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

Additional Requirements

As part of your application you will also need to provide

A viable research proposal

  • a portfolio of original writing (no more than 15 poems or 30 pages of prose) showing potential for publication

IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.5

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here:  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/

If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 6.0

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language/postgraduate-students/

4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/summer-schools/english-for-academic-purposes/

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

Funding:

Funding may be available, further information can be found here:

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/study/postgraduate/funding/

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/postgraduate-scholarships-&-bursaries/

  Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english 

Fees

Fees

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £4,327 £2,164
Overseas £14,630 £7,310

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.