The programme is aimed at experienced writers who are comfortable with exploring the possibilities of the English language. Normally students will be expected to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject area (such as English). CLL will also favourably consider any student previously awarded a BA/BSc in any subject, and with evidence of recent HE level creative writing study. As a Centre based upon the cornerstone of open access, CLL will also seek to ensure that those without the qualifications highlighted above, but with the obvious ability to succeed, have the opportunity to engage. In such instances, a portfolio of recent creative/imaginative writing and/or the presentation of a critical literary essay may be requested and considered by the admissions panel; CLL reserves the right to ask any student for such a portfolio to support their application. Any student may be called to interview. Students must have an IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/
Months of entry
The PG Diploma in Creative Writing is a two-year part-time programme, aimed at writers wishing to develop their creative and critical skills at an advanced level. The programme adopts an all-encompassing approach to the discipline of creative writing, taking in a variety of genres and exploring the major forms of prose, poetry and scripts.
The programmes starts in late September/early October each academic year – places are limited to ensure a constructive atmosphere for workshops.
This is a part-time, postgraduate-level programme delivered wholly online in a fully-supported learning environment. Students can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after successful completion of the first year if their circumstances change.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/ Information about international fees can be found at: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/fees-funding/
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
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