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What will I learn?

The inter-relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is a key to the Goldsmiths MPhil/PhD in Creative Writing. Students will be expected to combine their own creative writing – whether poetry, fiction or life writing – with research into the genre or area of literature in which they are working, to gain insight into its history and development, and to engage with relevant contemporary debates. 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, postmodernist fiction, or Caribbean poetics.


You will develop transferable skills, including:

  • enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials
  • the ability to organise information
  • the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments


  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Teaching
  • Advertising
  • The civil service
  • Business
  • Media

Which department am I in?

English and Creative Writing

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (15,85,894) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021


Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,


SE14 6NW, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students should normally hold a first or upper second class BA Honours degree and have either a good MA in Creative Writing or a track record of relevant publications with a reputable company. Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing. TOEFL: 90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.