Bath Spa University

PhD Program

Program Established: 
Bath, England
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Professor Tracy Brain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lucy English, Carrie Etter, Tim Liardet, John Strachan, Samantha Walton, Gerard Woodward
Fiction: Gavin James Bower, Celia Brayfield, Lucy Christopher, Lucy English, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Steve Hollyman, Emma Hopper, Claire Kendal, Jo Nadin, Kate Pullinger, C.J. Skuse, Steve Voake, Fay Weldon, Gerard Woodward
Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Elaine Glaser, Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss, Katharine Reeve
Scriptwriting: Sharon Clark, Susan McMillan, Robin Mukherjee

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

There is no program funding available. South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), available to UK/EU applicants only.

Other Features: 

The PhD in Creative Writing Programme provides outstanding writers with intensive support to write a book-length manuscript (e.g. novel, short story collection, poems, playscript, narrative nonfiction, digital writing) accompanied by a piece of contextualizing research (20,000 words).

There is also a distance learning low residency program available.


Tanvir Bush, Jonathan Carr, Lucy Christopher, Kylie Fitzpatrick, Aminatta Forna, Emma Geen, Kate Harding, Jules Hardy, Samantha Harvey, Beatrice Hitchman, Louise Johncox, Nicole Mary Kelby, Nikita Lalwani, Jennifer Militello, Jo Nadin, Barbara Nicolosi, John O’Donoghue, Andrea Scarpino, Mimi Thebo, Jack Wolf