Study creative writing at Keele and you’ll join a thriving, close-knit and passionate community of academics, published writers, students and researchers. We share the same goals: to develop our creative and professional skills as a writer, build connections, support and inspire each other. Many of our graduates – ‘Keelites’ – have gone on to become successful novelists, authors, biographers and poets, including Stoke’s first poet laureate and winner of the Roy Fisher Prize. They’ve helped set up community-based literary festivals, artist in residence initiatives and even brought poetry to the masses via a car boot sale and a travelling ambulance. Why choose this course?
- High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
- Vibrant creative culture with extensive calendar of poetry, creative writing, broader performance and exhibition activities organised through ArtsKeele
- Keele Creative Writing Anthology lets you meet and hear live readings from published award-winning poets and novelists
- Workshops with tutors and peers throughout the course facilitate continuous feedback, providing opportunities to edit and revise your work before final submission
- Contribute to events, publications, workshops, competitions and short courses, broadening your experience
For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.
Applicants are normally expected to have a degree at least 2.2 or above. You will be required to submit a portfolio of work to the admissions tutor. A high quality portfolio will take precedence over a 1st degree and may be taken as evidence of APEL. The portfolio should consist of 10-15 poems and/or 5,000-6,000 words of prose. If your portfolio is considered of sufficient quality, the admissions tutor will pass it on to one of the creative writing tutors specialising in your chosen genre. That tutor will then recommend an interview, on which the final decision will be based. Up to 30 credits from a comparable programme may be taken as APCL. International students who don't have English as a first language will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.
Fees and funding
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