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Creative Writing MA

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • School: Arts, English and Drama

Programme information

Taught by a team of writers, academic experts and special guests, our programme gives you the opportunity to write in a range of genres and forms, whilst choosing what to submit for feedback.

You’ll work on elements of fiction and poetry, as well as genres such as writing for TV and the weird tale. There are also workshops on creative non-fiction such as travel writing, biography and verbatim theatre.

You will receive training in a range of professional skills such as how to find an agent, how to run a workshop, and how to apply for funding so you graduate with knowledge of the writing industries and your place in the sector. You will have opportunities to take part in workshops, guest readings and open-mic nights on campus, and the School has connections with regional and national literature organisations.

In addition to the online application, initial assessment will be based on a sample of written work (2,000-4,000 words), CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees. 

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in English, Drama or a related subject. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here. 

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here


Assessment is by submission of pieces of writing of differing lengths, from 2,000-4,000 words, which may include a reflective element, and also includes presentations of your work and your professional plans. The final Dissertation is 15,000 words.


Future Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme work in a range of areas including different forms of writing, creative project management, publishing and blogging. Students from this programme are eligible for PhD study in areas that correspond with their master’s degree experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 £7,250 £16,100

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.