Master's degrees

We run an MA on Creative Writing and the Writing Industries that offers the opportunity to develop skills in a range of genres, and the impetus to work towards completed creative work of publishable standard.

Our MA programme exposes the students to a wide range of professional development training and opportunities, encouraging students to think about their transferrable skills and career as a writer, as well as their own writing.

The course includes core creative writing modules alongside professional development: students will learn how these things relate to each other in the case of each individual; their writing, skills and aspirations. There are workshops on a range of genres in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, as well as sessions on how to plan, structure and edit completed work in your chosen form. Students will also learn about the role of writers in a variety of settings, including the Heritage Sector, community arts and events. The course also includes training on research skills, including accessing information from a range of sources, which are key to post-graduate study, writing the dissertation, and working as a writer.

Top 10 in the UK

for English

Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

1st in the UK

for 'Career after 15 months' in English and Creative Writing

Guardian University Guide 2021

Top 10 in the UK

for English and Creative Writing

Guardian University Guide 2021