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 5 poems (or equivalent, roughly 100 lines), to be sent along with the application form.
Months of entry
Course contentOur MA courses give you the chance to explore the subjects you love with the guidance of leading researchers. The range of options available means you can design the masters you want.
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.
Choose two from:
- Creative Writing: Fiction 1
- Creative Writing: Fiction 2
- Creative Writing: Poetry 1
- Creative Writing: Poetry 2
Examples of optional modules
- ‘Tales of the City’: the living space in contemporary American fiction
- Contemporary British Poetry
- Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Literature
- Language and Literature in the Workplace
- Study of Texts or any from the many modules listed under the general MA in English Literature.
Teaching and assessment
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.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS score of 7.5 and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Madeleine Callaghan
- +44 (0)114 222 8461