Taught course

Writing

Institution
Sheffield Hallam University · English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A folder of original writing demonstrating postgraduate level potential and, normally, a first degree in English or related discipline.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Application guidance
When applying, you need to submit a completed application form, which includes a section requesting further information in support of your application. This part of the form should use tell us who you are, describe your relationship with writing, and what you hope to achieve on the course.
You also need to provide a sample of your original writing. Your sample is the most important part of the application, and you should use the opportunity to show us what you can do and persuade us that you have what it takes to thrive on the course.
We require two from the following
• 3,000 words of prose – two short stories, two chapters from a children’s book, novel or memoir
• ten poems
• a twenty minute script of a one-act play or radio play

Months of entry

September

Course content

Fulfil your creative talent and ambitions as a writer on a long-standing course that has produced a number of notable authors, poets and scriptwriters. You will study writing across a plethora of genres and forms, and ultimately refine your knowledge of contemporary literature and your own creative practice under the guidance of an internationally-acclaimed team of authors.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,330 for the course
International students
£2,665 for 2 years or £1,780 a year for 3 years

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Development and Society
Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Phone
0114 225 5555
Fax
0114 225 5514