Creative Writing MA

Creative Writing MA

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,600
Domestic tuition: £8,350

Program overview

The Creative Writing MA is a practice led programme with taught modules and extended projects, giving students the chance to develop their writing in chosen areas, or experiment with new forms and genres. Students will follow craft and writing industry focused modules, and have the chance to explore other specialisms via a module audit, or a carry out a negotiated project driven by their own interests. There are modules in research skills for writers, which help students shape and grow their projects and give them a theoretical basis to discuss and conceptualise their own work. Towards the end of the course, students have the chance to carry out an extended piece of creative work independently, with tutor guidance and feedback.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • IELTS

Typical entry requirements:

Sample of creative work and a personal statement. Recent graduates should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree. If student has other professional qualifications and/or industry experience university will consider your application on an individual basis.

International students: If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6 overall with 5.5 in each band or equivalent when you start the course is essential.


- All students are required to make a pre-payment of £4,000 towards their course fee when accepting an unconditional offer from DMU.


Prepare the following documents:

  • A copy of the student`s qualifications
  • A copy of the student`s English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why the student wants to study chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support application
  • A copy of the student`s passport
  • Two references for postgraduate study
  • Portfolio

Career opportunities

Students can undertake careers in a range of areas, including events management, teaching and further research including PhD research.They may also find publication or production opportunities for their writing, or may also choose to publish, crowdfund or perform their work independently. Many writers create their own portfolio career, with activities and self-employment in a number of areas.

Campus location

Leicester , United Kingdom