Providing a sample of written work

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study MA English Literature. As a condition of your offer you are required to submit a sample of written work. 

This should be a piece of academic writing from your first degree, on English (or Anglophone) literature, that demonstrates your ability to close read and analyse primary texts (e.g. a novel, poem, or film), and to construct an argument (please note that journalism and creative writing - including poems, stories, or memoirs - are not acceptable). We cannot read more than about 2,000 words of submitted written work, so please either send something of that length, or indicate within a longer work what you would like us to read.

  • Please upload your writing sample to your application via your Portal by the date specified in your offer contract.
  • Your username for the site is your Applicant ID number, or the email address you registered with.  If you need to reset your password; please use the ‘Forgotten Password’ link on the same page.  
  • Once logged in; go to the Summary of Offer Conditions section, click on the Upload button next to the MA English Literature - Sample of Written Work condition and follow the instructions provided.

Please note, uploaded documents should be no bigger than 5mb. 

If you have any queries please visit the Admissions Support webpage.