Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The inter'relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is key to the Goldsmiths MPhil/PhD in Creative Writing.

You'll be expected to combine your own creative writing – whether poetry, fiction or life writing – with research into the genre or area of literature in which you are working, to gain insight into its history and development, and to engage with relevant contemporary debates.

This might be genre in the more traditional sense, for example satire, fictional autobiography, verse drama, or particular traditions to which you feel your work relates, for example projective verse, postmodernist fiction, or Caribbean poetics.

Course Modules

North American applicants especially should note that the British system does not include preparatory taught classes or examinations as part of the MPhil/PhD programme, except for an initial course in research methods.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £13,910 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,910 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing to study with us.