The research placement, a distinguishing feature of the course, provides between one and two weeks' in-house experience of writing in the real world.The first year concentrates equally on prose fiction, poetry, dramatic writing and narrative non-fiction.For further information, please see our page on changes to courses.
Interviews will be conducted in person or by telephone.
All applicants whose paper submissions indicate they are qualified for entry will generally be interviewed, either in person or by telephone/Skype. Interviews usually last up to approximately 30 minutes and provide an opportunity for the candidate to discuss his/her application and to explore the course in more detail.
Creative submissions in the first year must be in more than one genre.
In the second year, submitted work focuses around the genre of your choice.
These courses may have been suggested due to their similarity with this course, or because they are offered by the same department or faculty.
If your degree is not from the UK or another country mentioned above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.
The emphasis of the course is cross-cultural and cross-genre, pointing up the needs and challenges of the contemporary writer who produces their creative work in the context of a global writerly and critical community.
The MSt offers a clustered learning format of five residences, two guided retreats and one research placement over two years.
The minimum scores required to meet the University's higher level are: You will be required to supply supporting documents with your application, including references and an official transcript.
See 'How to apply' for instructions on the documents you will need and how these will be assessed.