Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The inter'relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is key to the course; course comprises combination of students own creative writing with research into the genre or area of literature in which they are working, to gain insight into its history, development and contemporary practices; this might be genre in the more traditional sense, for example satire, fictional autobiography, verse drama, or particular traditions to which they feel their work relates, for example projective verse, post'modernist fiction; Caribbean poetics; also expected to engage with relevant contemporary debates about theory and practice.

Course Additional Entry

Doctoral students for the PhD in creative writing are expected to combine their own creative writing with research into the genre or area of literature in which they are working, to gain insight into its history, development and contemporary practices; they are also expected to engage with relevant contemporary debates about theory and practice. North American applicants especially should note that the British system does not include preparatory taught classes or examinations as part of the programme, except for an initial course in research methods.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,900  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil
4 years
Full Time
PhD £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
PhD £3,900  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
PhD