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What will I learn?

Our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies offers supervision for PhD Creative Writing in all fields of staff research interest within this area. Several our graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as writers. Other past students are now established as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, publishers’ editors, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators. We also offer an MPhil and a master’s by dissertation in this subject.

A number of our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as writers. Other past research students are now established as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, publishers’ editors, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators.

Assessment

The MAD is a one-year master’s By Dissertation programme of advanced study and research.

Your future

A number of our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as writers. Other past research students are now established as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, publishers’ editors, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators.

Which department am I in?

Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£16,230.00 (US$ 22,338) per year
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected August 2022

Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,

Colchester,

Essex,

CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with GPA 2.50 from Bachelor degree.

For international students

We will consider a 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject such as creative writing, theatre/drama studies, literature, film and media studies, modern languages and art history. If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, with a minimum score of 5.5 in all other components; TOEFL IBT 100 overall with minimum component scores: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Writing: 26 Speaking: 20.

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

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