|United Kingdom, Egham, Surrey
|Master courses, full-time
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1); or equivalent in single or combined honours English. Applicants with degrees in other subjects or with relevant publications are also encouraged to apply. Past students have come from a range of first-degree backgrounds.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing and no sub-score below 5.5 )
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
- Either a piece of fiction or non-fiction prose of up to 5,000 words in length or at least 12 pages of poetry;
- You will be required to submit an example(s) of your writing; either a piece of fiction or non-fiction prose of up to 5,000 words in length or at least 12 pages of poetry;
- You will also be required to submit 1,000 words of critical writing in support of your application. Undergraduate essays and reviews are acceptable;
- Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
This is a weekly one-and-a-half hour seminar involving critical and theoretical reading designed to supply you with appropriate critical and theoretical discourse for discussing your own work with others.
Reading as a Writer
The principle aim of the course is to enable you to read as a writer in order to inform your literary composition. You will read a selection of contemporary fiction and poetry from the perspective of the writer.
Creative Writing Project
You will undertake a major extended fiction, non-fiction, poetry or poetic practice project under supervision.
The principle aim of the Dissertation on Practice is to enable you to demonstrate your ability to reflect critically and theoretically on your own practice and to locate your practice in relation to contemporary writing practices.
This module is designed to develop your understanding of, and ability in, fiction writing beyond first-degree level. You will attend a weekly three-hour workshop, in which work you produce will be discussed.
You will develop your understanding of, and ability in, contemporary poetry beyond first-degree level. You will be expected to embark on an advanced programme of writing and critical thinking through creative exploration and dialogue with the tutor and other members of the group.
You will develop, and reflect on, your own practice in the context of an understanding of contemporary experimental practice in poetry from the UK and North America, and consider how contemporary poetry and poetics intersect with such fields as conceptual art writing, sound art, live art, digital poetics, book arts, installed texts and writing in relation to site.
A significant number of our Creative Writing students have become published authors or found work in publishing and allied professions. Along with this, we have has an impressive record for placing graduates in academic jobs; recently they’ve secured positions at the Universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, Sussex and UEA, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the National University of Ireland.
This course can also give you an distinctive, creative edge in careers such as publishing, teaching, writing and journalism, administration and marketing. Recent graduates have taken up jobs at the BBC and in art therapy.