University of Sheffield
English Literature (Creative Writing)
In a series of practical workshops, led by experienced writers, you will explore and develop your own work in either novel, short story or poetry. As your creative work develops, you will take optional modules from the MA English Literature, which includes courses on contemporary poetry. You will be assessed on your essays, a creative writing dissertation and portfolio. Your portfolio may take the form of short stories, a novel extract, script or poetry. Our graduates are published poets, literary prizewinners and critics. We see you following in the footsteps of alumni such as Ann Sansom, Chris Jones, Andrew Bailey and Ben Wilkinson.
At least a 2.1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English. For the literary-linguistics pathway, you need a 2.1 in English literature, language or linguistics or a related subject such as history, philosophy or modern languages. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
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.
You will be assessed on your 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.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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