At least a 2:1 honours degree in English literature, language, linguistics, or a related discipline (eg history, philosophy, modern languages).
A portfolio submission of 2,000 words of prose/drama or five poems (or equivalent, roughly 100 lines) to be sent along with the application form.
Months of entry
You’ll study contemporary creative writing and develop your skills in different genres and styles. You’ll also develop and explore your own writing through practical workshops. You’ll complete two core modules, optional modules and a dissertation. Your final portfolio of work may take the form of short stories, a novel extract, script or poetry.
Teaching takes place through workshops and seminars.
You’ll be assessed on your essays, a creative writing dissertation and portfolio. Fiction writers and dramatists: 12,000 words of creative work. Poets: 50 poems or equivalent. All students complete a 3,000-word critical essay.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
Overall IELTS score of 7.5 and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components.
Fees and funding
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 8473