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
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
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