Creative Writing MPhil/PhD - 2019 Entry
Full time 36/24 Month(s)
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.
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.
Master’s degree or equivalent in English literature or literature in other languages, usually with an average of at least 65% for UK MAs.
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/
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
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Assessment: By thesis, a sustained piece of creative writing of publishable standard and a substantial piece of reflective or critical writing
Funding may be available, further information can be found here:www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english
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