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Undergraduate English degrees

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
BA (Hons) English

Postgraduate English degrees

English at USW currently offers two postgraduate research degrees: the MPhil in Creative Writing and the MA English by Research. These can provide an entry into further study at PhD level with supervision by a specialist in an appropriate field. 

The MPhil in Writing 
is a long-established and distinctive program that combines the one-to-one supervision of a research degree with a strong peer workshopping culture built through weekend residencies. 

Students pursue book-length projects in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, alongside critical research geared to support and deepen their creative work. In recent years students have been encouraged to consider taking this work forward to Ph.D. level and the first graduations from this pathway are now taking place. 

MA by Research provides an opportunity for students at MA level to develop an independent research project leading to a dissertation. The project will be supervised by a specialist in the field. 

Specialist supervision is also available for doctoral research in both literature and creative writing and TESOL. See staff profiles for the areas of expertise within which we welcome applications. You can find out more at our next Postgraduate Open Evening where you can talk to the lecturers and discuss fees and finance.