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Creative Writing MA Applications (Campus and Distance)
A first degree is normally a pre-requisite for entry onto the MA course, though this can be in any subject. You will be asked to give details of your academic background, work experience, and an outline of what you hope to achieve on the MA. You will also be asked to supply references. The application form (see University application procedures below) should be returned with the following:
MPhil / PhD Applications
Candidates should be experienced writers, and will usually hold an MA in Creative Writing or other relevant subject and/or publications in book form or in literary magazines and anthologies. Candidates should have an original proposal for research, including research questions (usually up to five) relating to both the creative and critical components of the proposal.
Before applying you should consult the the AHRC research criteria in order to structure your proposal. Guidelines concerning the other elements of the application should be read carefully and can be downloaded here. The application form (see University application procedures below) should be returned online.
University Application Procedures
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Overseas applicants should read this notice about deadlines for applications
Information about applying to our Postgraduate Creative Writing courses can be obtained by contacting the course officer or one of the course convenors.
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