Taught course

Creative Writing

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy

Entry requirements

1st or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or equivalent. Suitable for graduates of any academic background, depending on quality of applicant portfolio. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7 overall. In addition to the application form and supporting documents applicants should also provide: Copies of recent creative work (undergraduate work is welcome). Word length will depend very much on the genre of work produced but we would expect approximately 20 pages of prose.

Months of entry


Course content

Offers knowledge and expertise in the practice and craft of writing, with extensive writing workshops designed to enhance your creative writing skills, plus supporting modules on analysis of the creative process and the teaching of creative writing. Provides an ideal preparation for writers and writer-teachers, and for those seeking work in publishing, arts administration and related fields.

Special Features
  • A dedicated teaching staff of professional writers
  • Students gain hands-on experience in teaching Creative Writing
  • Workshops and readings by eminent authors, including Open Mics.
  • Small Group workshops.

For more information, please visit: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p081.html

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 required.

Fees and funding

This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

ENCAP Postgraduate Office, Timothy Collins
+44 (0)29 2087 4722