Due to the competitive nature of this programme, applications are being considered in rounds, with application deadlines for 2018 entry as follows:
- Round 1 application deadline: Friday 19 January 2018
- Round 2 application deadline: Friday 4 May 2018
- Round 3 application deadline: Monday 2 July 2018
Please note: Most funding deadlines fall in spring, and funding applications usually need to be considered alongside an application to study. Applicants seeking funding are therefore encouraged to apply in round 1.
Applications will be considered as a gathered field, so round 1 applicants can expect a decision as to whether they have been offered a place to study by the end of February, round 2 applicants can expect a decision by the end of June and round 3 applicants can expect a decision by mid-August.
As we can only make offers to a limited number of applicants, those who receive an offer of a place to study will have approximately one month to accept their offer, after which time the offer will be withdrawn so that the place can be offered to another applicant.
Advice on your application
Please note that we take your degree grades, personal statement, English language results (if applicable) and relevant experience into consideration when we make admission decisions.
Please ensure that your application has been completed fully by the deadline as we cannot consider your application without all of the necessary documentation (references, personal statement and results, if available). If you have outstanding documentation relating to pending language test results and degree results, please make this clear on your application, and your application will be considered. We are able to make offers which are conditional on you achieving a particular qualification if you have not yet finished your current programme of study.
In your application, you should use your personal statement to explain why you wish to study this programme, with reference to any relevant past and present experience you have. Candidates are expected to have a 2:1 Honours degree (or its academic equivalent) in Creative Writing, or in English with considerable experience of writing creatively.
International students requiring visas
Monday 2 July 2018 is the application deadline for international students who require a visa to study in the United Kingdom. We are not able to consider applications for 2018 made after this date - a new application should be made for September 2019. Applications will reopen for 2019 entry by 21 September 2018.
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