The Birch Family Scholarship in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

Closes: 12 noon, Tuesday, May 15th 2018

Start Date: September 2018

The Birch Family Scholarship

The Birch Family Scholarship is awarded to a home student who identifies as BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) enrolled on the MA/MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry).

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia 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 of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has ranked top 10 among UK English departments. 82 per cent of our research has been 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.

Our unique approach to the study of literature and writing is powered by our conviction that – to quote Ezra Pound – ‘literature is news that stays news'. At all levels of study, and on all degree courses, our School is the place where criticism and creativity go hand in hand.

Our students are some of the most satisfied in the UK, with exceptionally high satisfaction ratings for their courses and teaching. Our students rated English and Creative Writing with 96 per cent teaching satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2017) and Creative Writing has been ranked fifth in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2017). 

The Birch Family Scholarship is worth £7,300, available as a tuition fee discount or as a maintenance grant.

How to Apply
Scholarship applications for 2018 entry are now open. The deadline is 12 noon on Tuesday May 15th, 2018.

Further information about application to the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of East Anglia can be found here:

Postgraduate Loans
Funding for postgraduate students wishing to start their studies in 2018 has been approved by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Find out more:

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