Applicants to the Professional Creative Writing MA should normally possess a good honours degree (first class, 2.1 or equivalent) in a cognate discipline.
Candidates with professional or industry experience, and/or other relevant training and experience may be admitted with other qualifications. Mature and non-traditional entry students are welcome: applicants without formal qualifications but professional writing experience may be admitted on the basis of interview and submission of supporting material.
Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an assessment of their application.
Applications are encouraged from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of age, race, gender or disability. The applications and admissions procedure conforms to the University's policy on equal opportunities. General requirements are in line with University Policy.
Students with a good honours degree from non-cognate disciplines are encouraged to apply on the basis of submission of a portfolio of creative work.