Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Creative Writing

Warnborough College PhD in Creative Writing

  • Are you ready to take your creative writing to the highest level?
  • Can you push yourself beyond just nice prose?

Aim for the pinnacle in writing with the Warnborough College PhD in Creative Writing. Use the modules to bolster your existing skills, challenge your own writing techniques and create a worthy full-length work.

Who Should Do This?

Serious writers who already have a Master’s degree in Creative Writing or similar, and/or writers who have many years of writing experience. The PhD program is flexible, yet comprehensive in scope and allows writers of different genres to tailor the program to suit their needs.  Candidates on the program will get to demonstrate that the pen really is mightier than the sword.

Program Requirements – PhD in Creative Writing

Creative writing pathway at Warnborough College

The PhD is open to students who have completed an MA or MFA in Creative Writing, or an MA in English or American Literature. The requirement is to complete 160 ECTS credits, 80 US-style credits.  These credits are split as follows:

  1. 12 modules (96 ECTS credits)
  2. PhD Dissertation (64 ECTS credits)

Total = 160 ECTS credits

The Dissertation (investigation into a genre or variety of genres) should be approximately 70,000 words.  Students may combine research with a portfolio of their own creative work, or write a creative novel from the outset.  In some instances, you may be able to transfer credit / exit points  from your prior learning (Recognition of prior learning).

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