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Doctoral opportunities

Creative Writing doctoral opportunities at Brunel embrace creative practise, critical reflection and research into the educational and social impact of this emerging discipline. We welcome practise-based proposals for novels, poetry, drama and imaginative non-fiction that demonstrate originality, a commitment to generic advance or reinvention and a high standard of artistic accomplishment. We offer our graduates expert support in professional preparation for a literary career and expect them to establish a strong publication record.

We also place a research emphasis on the role of Creative Writing in education and in communities outside the university sector, in fields as diverse as teaching in schools, literature as public art and the dynamics of the cultural industries. Creative Writing at Brunel aims specifically to locate opportunities and resources for funding to work with communities who may formerly have had little access to formal literature training, and no opportunity at all for publication.

Our researchers create knowledge and advance understanding, and equip versatile graduates with the confidence to apply what they have learnt for the benefit of society. You are welcome to approach your potential supervisor directly to discuss your research interests. Please view our staff profiles here.