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There are a wide range of Schools at UEA that welcome applicants for research degrees, including the awards of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Science (MSc) by Research.

PhDs involving elements of practical creativity are also available, such as the Creative and Critical Writing PhD as well as the PhD in Professional Practice.

All research programmes involve independent and original research, resulting in an extensive thesis at the end of the programme.

The Creative and Critical PhD

In the late 1980s UEA pioneered a new type of PhD, blending academic study into a creative discipline with the actual creation of a work of art, enabling postgraduates to study the actual process of creativity. UEA established a position at the forefront of PhDs in Creative Writing through the Creative and Critical Writing PhD, securing a reputation which continues today.

Many leading writers have also held fellowships at UEA, including David LodgePeter ReadingMichèle RobertsAli Smith, Bernadine EvaristoHelon HabilaPaul MuldoonAlison Fell and Paul Bailey.


Here are links to some of the relevant Schools. Follow the links for more information about the research degrees that are on offer and the academic staff who might supervise them.

British Centre for Literary Translation



The Arthur Miller Centre