Taught course


University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree in an arts subject. We consider it more important that you can demonstrate the practical and imaginative potential to complete a book with a portfolio of work, backed up by a clear scheme of research. Entry to this programme is strictly limited, due to matching individuals with supervisors, so early application is advisable. Applications are considered between January and Easter each year, though in rare cases a place may still be available after that date. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to have an IELTS score of 8.0.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Writing at the University of South Wales is tutored by significant writers and our graduates have produced more than forty books

Notable achievements of our graduates are winners of poetry and short story competitions – the Cardiff International Prize, the Bridport Prize, bursaries in England and Wales, plus novels and poetry published internationally by Oxford, Headline, Canongate, Flamingo etc.

Guest writers at Masters residencies have included Helen Dunmore, Dannie Abse, Andrew Davies, Les Murray and Michael Morpurgo.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
03455 76 77 78