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What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

With a full programme of workshops and critical study, this Creative Writing MA offers you the chance to work on your own writing in different genres with the support of published practitioners. The Writers' Workshop module will encourage you to develop your writing 'voice' through engagement with fellow students across a range of genres (in fiction or creative non-fiction), while the Special Study module enables you to specialise in one genre, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama. This Creative Writing MA will give you the knowledge and confidence to enter the cultural debate and to begin to identify outlets for your own writing.

What you will study

You will have the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills in general or specialise in a chosen genre. As well as studying literary criticism and theory, you will also and will look at the professional elements of writing, such as copy-editing and how to get your work published.

Teaching and assessment

Portfolios of exercises, edited and revised creative writing with evidence of extensive drafting, essays, presentations, research projects, substantial pieces of creative writing of publishable standard.

Which department am I in?

Kingston University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,400.00 (15,77,671) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

Penrhyn Road Campus

Penrhyn Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT1 2EE, England

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£15,400.00 (15,77,671) per year
Placement fees : £1,420

This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

Penrhyn Road Campus

Penrhyn Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT1 2EE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must need 3.0 grade point average, with the following exception for the Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing, a bachelors degree with a good grade point average in relevant subjects. For certain courses work experience will also be required. For MBA students need to have Bachelors degree with a 3.0 grade point average with two years' work experience. IELTS score 6.5 overall and 5.5 in all elements, TOEFL Score 88.

For international students

Students need to have: a second-class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; and/or a demonstrable interest in creative writing. They must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other elements. TOEFL IBT with overall score of 88 with individual skills of R=22, L=21, S=23, W=22.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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