How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines  Applicants will normally have a primary degree at Second Class Honours level (2.2 or above).  For North American students a cumulative GPA of 3.2 is normally expected. Applicants with relevant writing or arts experience are also invited to apply.

English Language Requirements: Minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 100.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc.

All applicants will be asked to submit a piece of creative writing of  1,000 words (any genre). Further examples of applicants’ work may be requested.

Career Opportunities

The course sustains and supports a life-long relationship with writing. It provides an excellent foundation for a variety of writing careers, including authorship across a range of forms and styles, journalism and arts administration. The design of the MA enables contacts with agents, publishers, and the professional world of the creative industries.

For informal enquiries about the course, please contact Dr Eibhear Walshe: E.Walshe@ucc.ie