The School of English, renowned for its excellence in research and teaching, offers a masters in creative writing led by published authors and poets. The MA in English with Creative Writing brings together creative and critical practices, exploring the writing process within the contexts of publication and professional writing.
This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules in English language and literature, which compliment any career path within the larger field of English studies. Obtaining an MA degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. It can enhance your employability, prepare you for further academic research, and assist in vocational training.
The full-time MA English with Creative Writing lasts 12 months and is divided into two semesters and a summer period. You will take four 15-credit modules per semester. You will then complete a Creative Project over the summer to be submitted in September.
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Typical core modules
Creative Writing Workshop
Creative Writing Conventions and Techniques
English: Dissertation in Creative Writing
Fiction: Form and Context
Poetry: Form and Context
Typical optional modules
Approaches to Language and Linguistics
Grammar and Discourse
Literature and Modernity
Popular Literature in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Research Methods in Language and Literature
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A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Mature applicants without any standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element).
TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements).
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element).
MUET: Band 4.
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.