You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
This programme is designed to meet the needs of committed writers who are interested in exploring and exploiting their own possibilities as writers, and in critically examining their own writing. It is unique in combining creative and life writing in a stimulating and enriching programme. We examine relevant literary and cultural theory as well as the politics and practicalities of language and writing from the point of view of the writer.
Practitioner-led, the programme offers you the opportunity to work with a range of published writers who visit the College to give readings and lead workshops. Visiting writers have included Kazuo Ishiguro, Jackie Kay, Aminatta Forna, Ian Jack and Tobias Hill. We also expect to draw fully upon London's rich tradition as a converging point for culturally diverse literary practices.
Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers as writers and have won awards including the Guardian First Book Award, the Eric Gregory Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Two of our graduates (Ross Raisin and Evie Wyld) were recognised in Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013 list.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English you need a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in wiriting.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||20|
|portfolio 20,000 words||60|
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7078 5300