School of English,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
You’ll study contemporary creative writing and develop your skills in different genres and styles. You’ll also develop and explore your own writing through practical workshops. You’ll complete two core modules, optional modules and a dissertation. Your final portfolio of work may take the form of short stories, a novel extract, script or poetry.
Choose two from:
- Creative Writing: Fiction 1
- Creative Writing: Fiction 2
- Creative Writing: Poetry 1
- Creative Writing: Poetry 2
Examples of optional modules may include:
- ‘Tales of the City’: the Living Space in Contemporary American Fiction
- Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Literature
- Language and Literature in the Workplace
- Any of the many modules listed under the general MA in English Literature
Teaching takes place through workshops and seminars.
You’ll be assessed on your essays, a creative writing dissertation and portfolio. Fiction writers and dramatists: 12,000 words of creative work. Poets: 50 poems or equivalent. All students complete a 3,000-word critical essay.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
At least a 2:1 honours degree in English literature, language, linguistics, or a related discipline (eg history, philosophy, modern languages).
A portfolio submission of 2,000 words of prose/drama or five poems (or equivalent, roughly 100 lines) to be sent along with the application form.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.5 and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components.
Fees and funding
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 8473
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.