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Creative writing research

Areas of research include the following:

  • Life writing
  • Writing fiction
  • Writing poetry
  • Writing for children
  • Writing biography
  • Writing memoir
  • Writing crime fiction
  • Writing for the stage

How to apply

If you are interested in studying for a research degree, the first step is to submit your research proposal to the Research Student Co-ordinator (tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2304). Please produce your proposal using the following research proposal guidelines.

Research groups and centres

Writers' Centre Kingston

Writers' Centre Kingston

A thriving, lively and open community, Writers' Centre Kingston offers an inspirational environment for writers that transcends the University, including opportunities to showcase work.

Life Narratives Research Group (LNR)

Life Narratives Research Group (LNR)

The Life Narratives Research Group is a physical and virtual base for research projects conducted by existing Kingston staff, externally funded research fellows, visiting fellows and professors, writers, filmmakers, and artists in residence and research students from a variety of disciplines.

Cultural Histories @ Kingston

Cultural Histories @ Kingston

Cultural Histories @ Kingston (CHK) is an interdisciplinary research group centred around the concept of the 'cultural text', the group includes scholars from the fields of literature, film, media, history, music, dance, performance, journalism and publishing, who are brought together by a shared interest in the way in which narratives - written, visual, and performative - shape and have shaped individual and communal experience, material culture, and everyday life.

Iris Murdoch Archive

Iris Murdoch Archive

Kingston University is now a world-class centre of excellence for expertise and primary resource material on the life and work of the renowned twentieth-century novelist and philosopher Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999). The University has a long-term research interest in Iris Murdoch and holds extensive archives of her private libraries, her books, letters, publications and other smaller related archives and materials.

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