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Creative Writing PhD project opportunities

Find out more about self-funded PhD projects in areas where we already have supervisors active and engaged in the research topic in our School of Creative Industries.

Project outline

We seek PhD projects in any aspect of Creative Writing, practice, and/or pedagogy. Projects will include a significant creative piece—for example, a novel, screenplay, or collection of stories—and a linked critical exegesis.

In order to contact a suitable supervisor, please first consult our individual staff pages listing our research interests and selected current and past PhD projects.

Where you'll study



This project is self-funded.

Details of studentships for which funding is available are selected by a competitive process and are advertised on our jobs website as they become available.

Next steps

If you have an enquiry about applying for a research degree, please email [email protected]

For administrative enquiries about our research courses please email [email protected]

Responsibility for the administration of research degrees is held by the Doctoral School.

If you have an idea for a project that does not align with one of the pre-defined projects above, please contact us at [email protected]