Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

MA BIOGRAPHY AND CREATIVE NON-FICTION

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MA BIOGRAPHY AND CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Your compulsory modules are each assessed by a 5,000-word essay. The topic is entirely your choice and you will have ample opportunity to workshop possible essay subjects and to discuss the assignment with individual tutors. The 15,000 word dissertation subject is also entirely your choice; you will work with your supervisor over the early summer and submit the piece at the beginning of September.

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Assessment for Year 1

Your compulsory modules are each assessed by a 5,000-word essay. The topic is entirely your choice and you will have ample opportunity to workshop possible essay subjects and to discuss the assignment with individual tutors. The 15,000 word dissertation subject is also entirely your choice; you will work with your supervisor over the early summer and submit the piece at the beginning of September.

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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Any subject

Additional entry requirements

When submitting your application you will be required to submit a sample of your biographical writing or creative non-fiction of around 3000 words.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in each section and 7.0 in writing)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 50 in each section and 65 in writing)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Please note that those candidates offered a place on the course will not be able to defer their offer to the next year if they are unable to take up the offer of a place, however they are welcome to reapply the next year.

Course Reference Number: 1544277

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2021/22 are:

  • UK Students: £8,450 (full time)

  • International Students: £17,600 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.

 

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 1544277

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 1544277
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
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