University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

English Literature (Creative Writing)

In a series of practical workshops, led by experienced writers, students will explore and develop their own work in either novel, short story or poetry. As their creative work develops, they will take optional modules from the MA English Literature, which includes courses on contemporary poetry.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules (choose 2): creative writing: fiction 1; creative writing: fiction 2; creative writing: poetry 1; creative writing: poetry 2. 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.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed on their essays, a creative writing dissertation and portfolio. Fiction writers and dramatists: 12000 words of creative work. Poets: 50 poems or equivalent. All students complete a 3000-word critical essay.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by either the University or the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring. For details, see our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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