Miriam Cotter MA Scholarship in Creative Writing

At a glance

  • Value: Award of full EU fees
  • You must be a accepted as a full time student on UCC’s MA in Creative Writing in 2021-2022 to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to Danny Denton  at danny.denton@ucc.ie


Creative Writing allows us to interact with and shape our changing world; to study and influence artistic values and practices; and to cultivate inventive and authentic forms of expression.

The Miriam Cotter MA Scholarship in Creative Writing will be awarded to a writer of exceptional promise who has been accepted for full-time registration on UCC’s MA in Creative Writing in 2021-2022.

The UCC MA encourages students to be curious about literature, to pursue creative excellence and to develop their writing in a university atmosphere. The course as a whole encourages and supports a full exploration of the creative self while also maintaining a strong vocational emphasis.

Applications are invited from all students who wish to commence an MA in Creative Writing in Sept 2021. Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Applicants will normally have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or above in any discipline. Prior experience and learning may also be recognised.

Applications are invited from students who will commence a Taught Masters programme in autumn 2021. Applicants should already have applied through www.ucc.ie/ apply for the programme and award of the Scholarship is contingent on the student being accepted to the programme.

Selection will be made from current applications based on merit. All applicants are asked to submit a piece of creative writing of 1000 words (any genre). The award will go to the writer whose work shows the most promise.

Students withdrawing from, suspending or repeating their studies, due to illness, bereavement or other exceptional circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

 Deadline is the 1st May.


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