School of Society and Culture
PhD Creative Writing
This programme is one of the longest running in the UK, with a history reaching back to the late 1990s. Our postgraduate students have had books published in all forms and received many recognitions of excellence, including being shortlisted for The Forward First Book Prize for Poetry, receiving a two-novel deal with Headline, winning the £10,000 Ballymaloe Poetry Prize, and winning the Manchester Metropolitan Novella Prize (Jamie Edgecombe - see his student profile below).
We offer a rich and warm postgraduate culture, based on creative fellowship and scholarly interaction with the other departments in the Faculty. Our award-winning writers include Miriam Darlington (author of Owl Sense, and Nature Notebook columnist for The Times), Inés G. Labarta (The Three Lives of St Ciarán, a novel blending literary fiction with speculative fiction, history and magic realism), and Anthony Caleshu (author of The Victor Poems and founding editor of Periplum press).