A supervisor will be identified once the application has been submitted. The School will only accept candidates for whom a suitable supervisor is available.
• An MA in Literature or Creative Writing
• At least one book of writing (preferably in addition to an MA manuscript), in a creative-writing genre (fiction or non-fiction) published through a reputable publisher; or a substantial body of work (short stories, essays etc) in reputable journals or anthologies
• A work/several works that demonstrate competency to conduct the research and writing for the dissertation (non-fiction essays, or academic papers) and should show ability to conduct a scholarly argument and to make use of other texts in the construction of this argument. These works should be of a standard consonant with entry to a PhD programme as rated by peer review (newspaper and/or journal reviews and/or expert opinion solicited by the coordinator of the PhD in Creative Writing).
• Candidates should submit this work and other examples of his/her published writing to the coordinator of the PhD in Creative Writing, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen firstname.lastname@example.org before s/he will be allowed to register with the University and begin work on a proposal. This portfolio of published work must be of such a standard as to justify the admission of a candidate to a PhD programme in which a creative writing project, and a scholarly dissertation, of a PhD standard, will be required from the candidate.
• Candidates must first be accepted by the department before they can apply to the University for this degree.