The course is an intense and inspiring environment in which to take your writing to the next level. You'll find yourself in a creative community focussed on the art and craft and business of writing. Through core writing classes with working writers, and skills-focused workshops with creative industry professionals, you'll hone your craft and develop a major project with which you will begin your life in writing.
The emphasis will be on creative risk-taking, never without an eye on the marketplace. The year culminates in a dissertation which will give you the indispensable opportunity to work on a one-to-one basis with a professionally experienced tutor.
A good 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.
The submission of a satisfactory entry portfolio of creative writing. This should consist of one of the following: 2,000 words of prose (fiction or creative non-fiction); up to 10 poems (no more than 40 lines in length); or the page equivalent of a short, fifteen-minute play.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences