Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: May
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €35
Intakes: September
International tuition: €15,550
Domestic tuition: €6,400

Program overview

This is a great course of aspiring writers who want to be challenged, assessed, and improved in their work.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A university degree (minimum standard 2.2, or US GPA 3.0) or the equivalent in education and professional experience. Students will be accepted on the basis of their degree result, a sample of recent writing (3,000 words maximum), and a personal statement of interest (500 words maximum). Those who wish to explore possibilities for entry through the ‘Qualifier’ option should contact the Course Director.

Career opportunities

Graduates have gone on to work in the areas of teaching, journalism, publishing, editing, public relations and marketing. Graduates have also progressed to various doctoral programmes in the humanities—and it is now also possible to undertake a practice-led PhD in English at NUI Galway. Many graduates have concentrated on their development as independent writers, and over 45 books have been published by writers from this MA.

Campus location

Galway , Ireland

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