University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Creative Writing

You'll study contemporary creative writing and develop your skills in different genres and styles. You'll also develop and explore your own writing through practical workshops. You'll complete two core modules, optional modules and a dissertation. Your final portfolio of work may take the form of short stories, a novel extract, script or poetry. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: At least a 2:1 honours degree in English literature, language, linguistics, or a related discipline (eg history, philosophy, modern languages). A portfolio submission of 2,000 words of prose/drama or five poems (or equivalent, roughly 100 lines) to be sent along with the application form. English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 7.5 and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components.

Assessment methods

Teaching takes place through workshops and seminars. You'll be assessed on your essays, a creative writing dissertation and portfolio. Fiction writers and dramatists: 12,000 words of creative work. Poets: 50 poems or equivalent. All students complete a 3,000-word critical essay.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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