The Birch Family Scholarship

University of East Anglia - School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

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 most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), UEA was ranked joint tenth in the UK for the quality of its research in English Language and Literature (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis), with 82 per cent 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.

Our students are some of the most satisfied in the UK, with exceptionally high satisfaction ratings for their courses and teaching. We scored 93% for teaching satisfaction in English and Creative Writing in the Guardian University League Table 2018.                                                                                                             

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.

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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