You will normally have a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent), though this is not a pre-requisite.
The primary basis for admission is the appraisal of a portfolio of your creative work.
You submit a portfolio of original work (poetry, fiction, life-writing or other prose, drama, and in some instances a portfolio of work in or of translation). A maximum of 20 pages (one side only, double spaced throughout) per submission will be considered, and the portfolio can contain prose, verse, script, or a combination of these.
We also require two letters of reference. Your referees should include an academic and a creative referee where possible. Where this is not possible, you can provide referees from other areas who can vouch that you are who you say you are and that your work and achievements are your own. It is particularly helpful if these referees are familiar with your writing and can provide references on that basis.
Months of entry
Our celebrated creative writing programme is perfect for talented and aspiring writers looking to gain adventurous and needed creative and critical skills. This is an exciting and supportive online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice wherever you are in the world.
- You will be taught by a number of successful and well-regarded writers and many of our graduates have gone on to be published and acclaimed authors.
- We have strong links with literary agents and publishers, and an impressive list of published alumni.
- This programme is delivered online and offers flexible study around your existing commitments.
Find out more about core and optional courses.
Note: This programme is also delivered on campus. To find out more about this programme or the research opportunities available, visit our Creative Writing subject page: www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/creativewriting/
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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