Masters in Creative Writing

Studying creative writing will equip you with the skills needed to turn your writing passion into a profession. You will develop your ability to write prose, script and poetry, exploring your creativity and self-expression. Your portfolio will evolve and display who you are as a person and as a writer.

About Creative Writing


The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by the level of your study. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award you with a research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £7,500

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MA, you will build on the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will be on the more complex and specialised areas of creative writing. Modules and specialisms might include dramatic structure, writing and performance, writing radio drama, and applied theatre making. Assessment methods might include written work, group projects, presentations, and a major research project or thesis.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a creative writing degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by the level of study for which you are applying. For a postgraduate degree, most institutions will require you to have an undergraduate degree in creative writing, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, English Literature/Language