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MACreative Writing

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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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.

Our teaching team includes poet and broadcaster Professor Simon Armitage, poet and translator Dr Agnes Lehoczy and highly respected editor and scholar Professor Adam Piette.

Programme structure

Core modules

Choose two from:
Creative Writing: Fiction 1
Creative Writing: Fiction 2
Creative Writing: Poetry 1
Creative Writing: Poetry 2

Optional modules

A range including:
‘Tales of the City’: The Living Space in Contemporary American Fiction
Contemporary British Poetry
Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Literature
Language and Literature in the Workplace
Study of Texts




A creative writing dissertation
Fiction writers and dramatists: 12,000 words of creative work.
Poets: 50 poems or equivalent.
All students complete a 3,000-word critical essay.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States