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hey guys,
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Congratulations!

I'm hopefully going to be applying for Fall 2013, and have a few questions. What do you believe earned you the spot? Do you have any publications under your belt? Are you a 2:1 or first student? Which university are you from? What type of creative work did you submit?

I'm sorry if I asked a lot of questions, it's all so interesting. Thanks!
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Thanks so much for the insightful information!
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(Original post by Howiye)
hey guys,

I applied to five masters in CW in March of this year: East Anglia, University of Manchester, U of Edinburgh, Trinity College Dublin and the OXford Mst.

I received unconditional offers for this year from manchester, oxford and edinburgh, and was offered a deferred place in east anglia next year. I did interviews with uea, manchester and oxford, though edinburgh was a straight offer with no interview.

I remember going on this site and being grateful for any information that was here on the application process, while at the same time wishing there was more. So if anyone has any questions or anything about what the interviews are like or anything, post it and i'll try and let you know what went on when i was there.
G'luck.
I'm in the process of applying to the MSt in Creative writing at Oxford. and have a couple of questions if you don't mind. How lond was your statement of purpose? I'm going to have 2 pages of pertinent stuff but worry it may be too long. And at the Oxford interview what was it like, what sort of questions did they ask? Congratulations on the success you've had, where are you doing your Masters?
Cheers
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Hi Howiye,

I'm very late joining this discussion. My search for information about applications to a creative writing m.a brought me here. It's great to hear from somebody who has been through the application process.

I am really hoping to apply to the UEA creative writing m.a. Just wondering - would mind you if I asked you a few questions?
Firstly, do you know how long it would take to get a reply from UEA (rejection/invite for interview or whatever!) after applying to their masters?

Also, which course did you like the sound of the best?
: ) Congrats on the interviews and offers, I hope whichever one you choose works well for you.
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Hi, gromitego,

I applied to several unis from 23 to 27 January 2013. Got an invitation to an interview at City U London after three days (done--waiting for their offer now); an unconditional offer from Kingston after two weeks, no interview; another unconditional from Glasgow received today, no interview; and an invitation to an interview at UeA, received today (interview scheduled in March). Still waiting on Warwick, St Andrews and Edinburgh. But next week I'm sending an application to Oxford, too.

This forum doesn't allow posting info about the content of the interviews, but I think it's safe to say that you must be able to demonstrate your commitment to writing and an important topic will be about what you read and the kind of writing you intend to do.

As for me, I'm still wondering which of the above MA/Mlitt/MSt is best.

Thoughts?
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Hi, gromitego,

I applied to several unis from 23 to 27 January 2013. Got an invitation to an interview at City U London after three days (done--waiting for their offer now); an unconditional offer from Kingston after two weeks, no interview; another unconditional from Glasgow received today, no interview; and an invitation to an interview at UeA, received today (interview scheduled in March). Still waiting on Warwick, St Andrews and Edinburgh. But next week I'm sending an application to Oxford, too.

This forum doesn't allow posting info about the content of the interviews, but I think it's safe to say that you must be able to demonstrate your commitment to writing and an important topic will be about what you read and the kind of writing you intend to do.

As for me, I'm still wondering which of the above MA/Mlitt/MSt is best.

Thoughts?
Hi Larianella,

First of all congratulations- it sounds like you have something these courses are looking for well done!
Thank you for letting me know that you have been notified about interviews in UEA in March and that it took that particular amount of time to find out. Best of luck!

Also- I'm afraid I can't be very much help with which course looks best as I have not researched many of them at all. I did look at the Oxford website and, I could be wrong, but is it two years and you don't specialise in one genre until year 2 (an interesting idea) I guess it must depend what you are looking for yourself and what form you would most like to write in. I suppose it also depends on, geographically, where you would like to be based for it.... The only courses I've looked into are UEA and, also, Edinburgh (on a friends recommendation and because it's a very nice city in my opinion.) I think it's a hard choice to make- but it sounds to me like you will have plenty of choice. Very exciting.

As for me, I need to pull up my socks and get my applications in and hope I don't miss out on deadlines.
Thanks for posting. Good luck.
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Hi, dear All,

I applied for an MA in Creative Writing to UEA, Warwick, St. Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kingston and City University London in January. I got offers from all but one (still waiting on Edinburgh: I called the admission office and they said the application hadn't been passed on to the academics yet!!!).

And my question is: which one should I pick?

It's my first round of applications ever and I'm a forriner . On Twitter, several former MA students tried to dissuade me from choosing Glasgow, and Edinburgh's delays don't bode well for their internal procedures...
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Hi all!

I only applied for Lancaster University and I hold a place for October 2013.

For me, this was the best University for an MA Creative Writing (I took several facts into account).

Glasgow was a possibility too, but I really liked Lancaster.

I hope you are all successful!
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hello Howiye, I would like to do a MA creative writing. can you tell me what did they ask in the interview ?
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hello,

i know this looks like a fairly old thread, but if anyone has any advice for me that would be great!

I'm interested in doing a Creative Writing MA and I have a few questions.

I have mainly looking at Oxbridge and UEA as I have heard these are the best (please correct me if you disagree.) I'd like to know if anyone has applied, is applying or has been accepted to any of these MAs and, if so, what sort of a portfolio did you have? What did you read at undergrad uni? did you get a first? have you had your work published- do you think this is important to be accepted somewhere like Oxford or Camb.?

I'm interested to know if I am up to standard/ stand a chance and wish to know what the competition is like. plus, any other relevant info would be great...
Thanks
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Hello,

I know this is an old thread but has anyone done the undergraduate diploma in creative writing at oxford or cambridge? I got an offer from cambridge and im wondering if it would actually lead me to an MSt. Creative Writing? Has anyone taken this route?
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!
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