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About the course

Our Creative Writing MA is all about growing your writing in a workshop environment. Our simple aim is to get you writing, then to provide insightful, sometimes challenging, but always supportive feedback.

All your teachers are genuine, commercially-published, practising writers. In every session you’ll actually write and get reactions. We believe that this makes our course unique. Your time here will be a decisive stage in the development of your writing.

Your learning will be supported by our Creative Writing Fellows, who include: Patience Agbabi, Nick Cohen, Philip Gwyn Jones, Steven Hall, and Philip Pullman.

Our graduates’ recent achievements mean that agents and publishers really listen when they hear you’re with us. All major projects gaining a distinction are looked at with a view to

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline and must be able to demonstrate ability in creative writing.

Portfolio of recent creative work must be submitted consisting of 2000 words prose, or 5 poems, or a proportionate mixture of the two. Applicants may also be interviewed. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education and you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possible to consider your application based on evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience, the support of your referees and your portfolio of written work.


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