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20950 GBP/year
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About

Study contemporary creative writing and develop your skills in a variety of genres and styles. Choose to specialise in either poetry or fiction, or to study both, and explore and improve your own writing through practical workshops. We offer a master degree in Creative Writing at University of Sheffield.  

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Overview

You’ll study contemporary creative writing methods and practices and develop your skills in different genres, cross-genres and a wide range of formal and genre experimentations. You’ll also develop and explore your own creative and critical writing through practical workshops and the critical reading of contemporary creative and theoretical texts.

Key Features  

  • You’ll be encouraged to take all four creative writing core modules, with a minimum of three, which are designed to interact with each other theoretically, thematically and methodologically, to allow for experimentation between literary practices and productive genre crossovers.
  • The Creative Writing course at University of Sheffield  culminates in a dissertation. You’ll be producing portfolios of both creative and critical work for each module and for your dissertation, all of which may take the form of poetry, prose poetry, short stories, a novel extract, poetic prose, hybrid texts and other genres, as well as formal or cross-media experimentations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing: Fiction 
  • Creative Writing: Poetry  (with experimental and the hybrid)
  • ‘Tales of the City’: the Living Space in Contemporary American Fiction
  • Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Literature
  • Language and Literature in the Workplace 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
103

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
103

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good first degree (2:1 or above, or the international equivalent) 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.
  • Overall IELTS score of 7.5 and a minimum of 7.0 in all other components.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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