AHRC Professional Preparation Masters Studentship MA Creative Writing 2013

Brighton-Chichester Consortium AHRC Block Grant Partnership (Capacity Building)

The University of Brighton and the University of Chichester have secured an Art & Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership totalling 21 studentship awards over three years (2011-2013). The University of Chichester is inviting applications for 1 Professional Preparation Master’s award to commence in September 2013 at the University of Chichester. Professional Preparation Masters’ studentships aim to support applicants in developing their professional career or plans. Where appropriate, specialist research training provision from both partner institutions (eg in addition to University of Chichester training events, University of Brighton’s MRes in Arts and Cultural Research) will be available to successful candidates.

Applications are invited for the University of Chichester’s Creative Writing MA (1 award)

The studentship for MA Creative writing is 1 year full time in duration (2 years part-time), and will pay your fees. The AHRC will provide a stipend of about £9,490 (pro-rata for part-time). Applicants should have resident status in the UK.

Closing date for receipt of application for MA Creative Writing: Friday 22 March 2013. Interviews will take place on Friday 26th April 2013. Awards start in September 2013.

Are you a highly motivated individual looking for an opportunity to develop and enhance your professional career in creative writing? You will have normally have a first or 2:1 honours degree in English or a related subject, and be able to provide a strong portfolio of writing as part of the application.  Those already holding postgraduate degrees are not eligible for this award.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 22 March 2013. Interviews will take place on Friday 26 April 2013.

For further information, please contact Lorna Sargent on 01243 816163 or by email l.sargent@chi.ac.uk

How to apply:
Your documents must indicate clearly which award you are applying for, and include the following:

  1. An application to the relevant course, or where appropriate a copy of your offer letter if you have already been offered a place on the course. Guidelines on how to fill in the application form can be found on the University of Chichester website.
  2. A portfolio including either three pieces of prose (such as three chapters of a novel or three short stories), or, say 10 poems, or a scene or act of a play.
  3. A Case for Support of 500-800 words in a separate document. The Case for Support should be clearly marked with your name and the award you are applying for, as well as with your applicant number if you have already applied. It should be 500-800 words in length. It should describe how undertaking your chosen master’s course will contribute to developing your professional career or plans.
  4. Please send your Application together with your attachments (as described above) to:

    Lorna Sargent, Programme Administrator MA Creative Writing,
    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE.

What happens next..?
Applications will be considered by a selection panel including senior members of staff and writers at the University of Chichester, and shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. The successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the interviews.

Application Information: http://www.chiuni.ac.uk/english/MastersStudentship.cfm 

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