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

October

Course content

The Masters in Writing at the University of South Wales is tutored by significant writers; our graduates have published more than fifty books since 2010. This unique, flexible learning scheme offers the chance to develop your book-length manuscript under the expert guidance of University tutors and prize-winning writers.

Notable achievements of our MPhil in Writing graduates and current students include major literary awards – first prize in the Manchester Poetry Prize and the Troubadour International Poetry Prize (both 2015) and the Dundee International Book Prize (2014) as well as bursaries in England, Wales and the Irish Republic. Novels and poetry have been published by leading publishers including Bloodaxe, Canongate, Carcanet, Faber, Harper Collins and Heinemann. Guest writers at Masters residencies have included established names like Helen Dunmore, Andrew Davies and Michael Morpurgo, as well as new emerging talents and industry professionals.

For more information on the course, teaching and career prospects please see the website.

Information for international students

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to have an IELTS score of 8.0.

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries and Admissions Unit
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
03455 76 77 78