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The Writing Award – Bath Spa University

A £1,000 grant for outstanding writers to further their studies with a Master's degree.

With the support of Jack and Audrey Ladevèze, the University has established an award for students studying MA Creative Writing, MA Nature and Travel Writing or MA Writing for Young People.

Each year, £1,000 will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding talent in writing and for whom this award will make a significant difference in enabling them to further their studies at a Master’s level.


To be eligible for this award, you must be about to embark on a full academic year of study at Bath Spa University, and have been accepted onto one of the following courses:

If you're completing a full-time course, you must be a registered student at the beginning of your academic year of study.

If you're studying part-time, you must be a registered student at the beginning of either your first or second academic year.

How to apply

Please apply by using the online application form (student login required) and select 'Creative Writing Award' when adding an application in 'Scholarship and Bursary Applications'.

Applicants must give answers (50 words) to each of the following questions:

  • Why do you want to write?
  • Why will this award make a difference to you?

Please ensure that you have read and understand the Terms and Conditions.

Application deadline

  • 9.00am (GMT), Monday 30 October 2023

The deadline for this scholarship has now passed, and it will reopen to new applications at the beginning of 2024/25 academic year.

How applications are judged

The successful applicant will be chosen by the academic subject leads.

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