The Literary Festival Bursary for Creative Writing: MA Creative Writing (Poetry)

University of East Anglia

Start Date: September 2018

The Literary Festival Bursary for Creative Writing: MA Creative Writing (Poetry)

All profits from UEA’s Spring Literary Festival are used to fund scholarships for writing students. For 2018-19 The Literary Festival Bursary for Creative Writing will be awarded to a student on the MA Creative Writing (Poetry) postgraduate degree course offered by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia for entry in September 2018.

The total value of the award is £7,300, for the duration of one year. In the case of their being two candidates of equal merit, two half-bursaries of £3,650 may be offered at the course convenor’s discretion.

How to Apply
To be considered for this award, you should submit your application for admission to the MA Creative Writing (Poetry) course.

Please check UEA’s website for more information and details about how to apply for any Scholarship or Bursary offered and associated application requirements. Or alternatively, you may email admissions@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515 if you wish to contact our Admissions Team directly.

Postgraduate Loans
The UK Government Postgraduate Loan system will support Master’s and Doctoral study from the academic year 2018-19. Find out more: www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degrees/scholarships/postgraduate-loans

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA has a long-established international reputation in literary studies. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality, the School ranked top 10 among UK English departments, 82 % of our research rated either 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).

World famous for our pioneering courses in creative writing, we are also home to prize-winning scholars and translators of literature and drama from all periods. UEA’s Creative Writing programme remains the most prestigious and successful in the UK, and in 2011 was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its continuing excellent in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level. In 2017 our alumnus, Kazuo Ishiguro, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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