MA Creative Writing
School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Our MA courses give you the chance to explore the subjects you love with the guidance of leading researchers. The range of options available means you can design the masters you want.
About the course
|September 2018 start||
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:
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
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.
A good first degree (2:1 or above, or the international equivalent) 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 5 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 is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Madeleine Callaghan
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.