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Goldsmiths, University of London, PhD, Creative Writing

 

Study mode Start date Duration
Part-time Sep years: 4 - 6
Full-time Sep years: 3 - 4
The inter-relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is key to the course; course comprises combination of students own creative writing with research into the genre or area of literature in which they are working, to gain insight into its history, development and contemporary practices; this might be genre in the more traditional sense, for example satire, fictional autobiography, verse drama, or particular traditions to which they feel their work relates, for example projective verse, post-modernist fiction; Caribbean poetics; also expected to engage with relevant contemporary debates about theory and practice.

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The University is based on a single-site campus within London’s vibrant New Cross, just minutes from the heart of this great global city, home to major cultural landmarks including the National Theatre and Tate Modern. New Cross is a vibrant area in South East London that's situated just 10 minutes by train from London Bridge. Described by The New York Times as a hub of creative talent, the area has a thriving music and arts scene, fantastic restaurants, buzzing cafes, and a genuinely diverse and eclectic population.