What will I learn?

Overview

Develop your writing in a supportive and creative environment, with tips from our team of professional writers on how to improve your technique and get published.

MA Creative Writing will give you the rare opportunity to improve your writing by practising and sharing it with a close group of fellow writers, including specialist lecturers who are published authors.

You will study the most acclaimed writers of the past 200 years and discover the techniques they used to make their writing stand out. Our in-class and extra-curricular exercises will allow you to practise your technique with different forms of writing and in areas such as characterisation, structure, and pacing.

Assessment

You will show your progress on the course through a mix of essays, your own writing samples, and critical reflections on your work.

The major project at the end of the course will allow you to submit up to 15,000 words of your own writing project, including a critical commentary.

Careers

Our MA Creative Writing will help you prepare for a career as a creative writer or in related areas such as publishing and the media but will also give you critical and analytical skills valued by many employers. You might also decide to continue to a research degree, such as our PhD Creative Writing. You will also gain Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Which department am I in?

English and Media

Study options

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,454) per year
Additional costs: Various optional trips £10-250.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,454) per year
Additional costs: Various optional trips £10-250.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 September 2020

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need a good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Students will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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About this uni

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of £100 million in the last few years on facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
  • Libraries open 24/7