Graduate destinations have included doctoral programmes in creative writing; teaching creative writing; publishing creative work in chosen field; careers in arts/media.The University will seek to deliver this course in accordance with the description set out in this course page.Feedback on work submitted is given during tutorials within the residence or retreat.
The minimum scores required to meet the University's higher level are: You will be required to supply supporting documents with your application, including references and an official transcript.
See 'How to apply' for instructions on the documents you will need and how these will be assessed.
You will be assigned a supervisor who will work closely with you throughout the development of the year two final project and extended essay.
All assessed work throughout the two years of the course is subject to one-to-one feedback and discussion with a tutor.
Where possible your academic supervisor will not change for the duration of your course.
However, it may be necessary to assign a new academic supervisor during the course of study or before registration for reasons which might include sabbatical leave, parental leave or change in employment.This intensive, one-to-one input, combined with the highly interactive workshop and seminar sessions, is a distinguishing feature of the course. In the first year, four assignments (two creative, two critical), one creative writing portfolio and one critical essay are submitted.Work is set during each residence and handed in for assessment before the next meeting.Interviews are normally held as part of the admissions process.For those applying by the January deadline, interviews are generally held in February and March.For March applicants, interviews are generally held in March and April.The decision to call an applicant for interview is based on the University Admission Board's assessment of your portfolio, statement of purpose, academic and professional track record and references.The research placement, a distinguishing feature of the course, provides between one and two weeks' in-house experience of writing in the real world.The first year concentrates equally on prose fiction, poetry, dramatic writing and narrative non-fiction.Interviews will be conducted in person or by telephone.All applicants whose paper submissions indicate they are qualified for entry will generally be interviewed, either in person or by telephone/Skype. Interviews usually last up to approximately 30 minutes and provide an opportunity for the candidate to discuss his/her application and to explore the course in more detail.