Bath Spa University

PhD Program

Program Established: 
2002
Location: 
Bath, England
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Varies
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0
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 English, Nathan Filer, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Samantha Harvey, Philip Hensher, Steve Hollyman, Emma Hooper, Claire Kendal, Kate Pullinger, C.J. Skuse, Gerard Woodward
Nonfiction: Celia Brayfield, Richard Kerridge, Stephen Moss, Katharine Reeve
Scriptwriting: Robin Mukherjee

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

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).

The majority of students complete the program in two to four years.

There is also a distance learning low residency program available.

Graduates: 

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, Daisy McNally, Jennifer Militello, Jo Nadin, Barbara Nicolosi, John O’Donoghue, Paul Pickering, Kristien Potgieter, Andrea Scarpino, Robert Sherman, Susan Smith Daniels, Mimi Thebo, Jack Wolf