An MA designed to help you write a novel, collection of poems, collection of stories or work of non-fiction.

• Excellent record of helping students achieve publication.
• Widely regarded as one of the best courses of its kind.
• Taught by an extremely strong team of published writers.

This full-time Creative Writing course will help you to bring a novel, book of poems, book of short stories or work of non-fiction as near to publishable quality as possible.

Working with tutors and other writers on the course, you’ll develop your writing and build up a substantial body of work. Weekly workshops are taught by a strong team of published writers, and there are regular visits by literary agents, publishers, magazine editors and broadcasters, as well as other writers.

Study Details:

MA One year full time

Module Details:

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the course handbook or definitive programme document for full details on which modules are core, required or optional.

Workshop modules: 
  • Professional Skills Workshop (Prose or Poetry)
  • Prose Workshop Two
  • Poetry Workshop Two.
Context modules:
  • Writing and Gender
  • Writing and the Environment
  • The Poet’s Eye
  • Writing and Politics
  • The Writer and Place
  • The Short Story
  • Contemporary American Writing
  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Narrative Non-Fiction
  • The Love Story
  • Storyworlds: Writing for Digital Media
  • Historical Fiction
  • Writing Now
  • The Creative Writing Workshop
  • Spoken Word: The Power of Speech
  • Story and Writer Development.
Manuscript module:
  • The Manuscript.


Entry Requirements

We offer places on the course on the basis of your portfolio of creative writing and an interview, which for overseas applicants may be by telephone or Skype.

We’re looking for writers of prose fiction (any genre), poetry or literary non-fiction whom we consider to have the potential to publish their work in the near future.

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