Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good first degree (2:1 or above, or the international equivalent) 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

September

Course content

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

Teaching takes place through workshops and seminars.

Assessment

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

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
english.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 8473