Postgraduate Study

PhD and Doctor of Creative Arts

As part of its commitment to research in writing, the Centre offers supervision for postgraduate research candidates for both PhDs and DCAs (Doctor of Creative Arts). These may be scholarly studies of literary topics or authors, or doctoral theses which combine a creative writing component with exegesis. Distinguished postgraduate research candidates and alumni include Fiona Wright, Luke Carman, Felicity Castagna, Mohammed Ahmad, Georgia Blain, Mireille Juchau, Stephanie Dowrick, Peter Kocan, Christopher Kremmer, Belinda Castles, Matthew Thompson and Kristel Thornell. Visit our student publications page to see some of the achievements of our postgraduate candidates.

MA in Literature and Creative Writing

The Writing and Society Research Centre also offers a MA in Literature and Creative Writing. By connecting creative writing practice to ideas and creative work from across the arts and sciences, we offer students the opportunity to think across creative, critical and disciplinary categories and to produce creative work that crosses over into areas including music, art, performance and film.

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Prize Winning Students

Our DCA candidates have won many prestigious awards. In 2017 Peter Boyle won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Fiona Wright was the winner of the 2016 Kibble Award for her collection of essays Small Acts of Disappearance. Luke Carman won the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Award for new fiction and Michael Mohammed Ahmad was named one of the SMH's 2015 Best Young Novelists. Felicity Castagna was the winner of the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award for young adult fiction. »Read More