Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA: Creative Writing)


This professional doctorate is an exciting and innovative response to the needs of creative writers who wish to push forward, expand, and refine their practices, and to develop new work at an advanced level, within an unusually open-minded and interdisciplinary academic context.



Entry requirements: Normally a good MA but all applications will be considered. Applicants with appropriately focused MAs or MFAs may apply for credit (APEL) toward appropriate portions of the programme.

Part-time: This programme is available exclusively by part-time study for the first two modules, each of which last a year. Students may elect to study via part-time or full-time study for the final ‘creative thesis’ module. The programme is designed to work in complement to existing artistic practice.

Mode of delivery: This programme has been developed with distance learners in mind. Presence on campus is required for two one-week-long periods: one in September and one during the Easter holidays (which may change on negotiation). Most teaching is undertaken via one-to-one supervision. There is optional summer use of the campus facilities.  Students will be supervised using Skype and other technologies if they live at a distance.

Programme Leader: Professor Andrew Melrose, PhD
Telephone: 01962 827367

E-learning and E-assessment in Arts and Humanities

This is a communcation and resource sharing site for all staff implementing e-learning on modules under the current initiative. Please contact Matthew Sauvage ( if you have any questions.

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