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Programme: PhD Creative Writing

Code Faculty Department
01264619 Faculty of Humanities Department: Unit for Creative Writing
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant master’s degree
  2. A portfolio of creative work

Additional requirements

An approved research proposal is required before registration.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    The thesis should demonstrate creative achievement appropriate to a doctoral degree in one of the following genres:

    • poetry,
    • drama and screenplays,
    • prose (fiction), 
    • prose (creative non-fiction: biography or autobiography), or 
    • literary translation/adaptation.

    The creative component should be a complete work, or set of complete shorter works and should in substance be the equivalent of at least (in fiction) a full-length novel or a collection of short stories, or (in poetry) a book-length collection of poems, or (in drama) a full-length play or a collection of at least three one-act plays.
    The theoretical component should be substantive scholarly/academic research on a related topic. 
    *The language of tuition depends on the language in which the creative and theoretical components are written.
     

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Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    The thesis should demonstrate creative achievement appropriate to a doctoral degree in one of the following genres:

    • poetry,
    • drama and screenplays,
    • prose (fiction), 
    • prose (creative non-fiction: biography or autobiography), or 
    • literary translation/adaptation.

    The creative component should be a complete work, or set of complete shorter works and should in substance be the equivalent of at least (in fiction) a full-length novel or a collection of short stories, or (in poetry) a book-length collection of poems, or (in drama) a full-length play or a collection of at least three one-act plays.
    The theoretical component should be substantive scholarly/academic research on a related topic. 
    *The language of tuition depends on the language in which the creative and theoretical components are written.
     

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