Postgraduate study in Creative Writing

As a postgraduate in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, you will work alongside a team of published authors, including award-winning poets, novelists and writers for stage and screen.

Our staff includes novelist Dan Vyleta; expert in the short story Elsa Braekkan Payne; poet and novelist Luke Kennard; fiction and screen writer Richard House; short story writer Anna Metcalfe; award-winning poet Isabel Galleymore; and best-selling novelist Ruth Gilligan.

We encourage new and diverse forms of writing and support you to develop your craft. As well as an intensive focus on developing your own work, voice and ideas, you will be given insights into the world of publishing by industry professionals.

Each year there are a number of presentations and events staged by the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies and by the Creative Writing team. This, alongside a vibrant arts and writing community in Birmingham and the West Midlands, provides an energetic and talented scene in which to write.

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The College of Arts and Law is offering a range of scholarships for our postgraduate taught and research programmes to ensure that the very best talent is nurtured and supported.

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