What will I learn?

Overview

Where better to take your writing to the next level than the home city of literary greats like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

On this MA Creative Writing degree course, you'll study the genres that inspire you the most – from poetry and historical fiction, to screenwriting and crime – and spend plenty of time writing and critiquing new work of your own.

If you're imaginative, ambitious and ready to devote yourself to improving your writing, it's time to take your studies to the next level with us. We'll give you the tools you need for a successful career as a writer, or in fields such as publishing, media, and education.

What you'll experience

On this Creative Writing degree course, you'll:

  • Get to grips with different writing techniques and study contemporary skills to inspire and entertain your audience through the power of the written word
  • Learn from lecturers with professional experience, many of whom are established writers
  • Complete a major project in the form of your own novel, screenplay or poem
  • Take part in writer's workshops, where you'll develop your own skills and constructively contribute to the work of other writers
  • Learn about the market and current debates within differing genres
  • Hear from accomplished guest speakers from the worlds of publishing and writing
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, including computing and printing facilities, and 24-hour internet access
  • Join our community of writers

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Creative Writing degree?

Once you graduate, you'll have the skills and confidence to continue writing. And you'll be able to pursue a career path in fields such as:

  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Media
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • PR

You may also consider further academic study.

Which department am I in?

School of Film, Media and Communication

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,008) per year
Tuition fees are subject to annual increase. Additional cost may apply.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.6 /4 or above from a recognised Higher Education institution. Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.5–7.0, with no component below 6.0.

For international students

A good honours degree in a related subject. Equivalent qualifications and/or notable experience as a creative writer will also be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0. For most of our Master's degrees, you need a TOEFL score of 91 with a minimum of: 20 in Reading; 19 in Listening; 21 in Speaking; 20 in Writing.

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

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About University of Portsmouth

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  • 5,200 international students from over 150 countries
  • Five-star teaching rating (QS)
  • 94% graduate employment rate

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