12 months
23460 GBP/year
10430 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Writing is a profession and a passion; it is also an act of community. University of Warwick’s MA in Writing introduces you to the real world of writing, surrounded and supported by writing staff and students sharing your ambition. It shows you how to make your way in the world as a writer.


Attracting students from around the world, the flexible MA Writing from the  University of Warwick in writing offers two possible pathways:

  • Route A (Taught): Five modules (Research for Writing, an Optional Core in writing, plus three others), in which a wide range of written work is produced. Part-time students on Route A will normally take two taught modules (one per term) plus Research for Writing in Year 1 and two taught modules (one per term) in Year 2.
  • Route B (Long Project): Three modules (Research for Writing, an Optional Core in writing, plus one other module), plus a long written project in any genre which the Programme is able to supervise. Permission to follow the Long Project route depends on an assessment of your prior experience of writing and of a proposal submitted before the course begins, as well as on the availability of a qualified supervisor(s), who will supervise you during the spring and summer terms. Part-time students on Route B will normally take two taught modules (one per term) plus Research for Writing in Year 1 and work on their Long Project in Year 2.


A career in writing

Our staff have excellent links not only with other writers but also with publishing houses, literary journals and agencies, with national and regional organizations such as the Arts Council, PEN and the Royal Literary Fund, and with other creative writing programmes both in Britain and in the USA.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Warwick Fiction Workshop
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing about Human Rights and Injustice
  • Historical Fictions, Fictional Histories
  • The Practice of Literary Translation
  • Non-Fiction Writing Workshop
  • Brave New Worlds: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.
  • In addition to the usual application materials, candidates will be selected on the basis of a personal statement and a portfolio of their written work. The portfolio should be a maximum of 20 pages of poetry or 5,000 words of fiction/non-fiction, or a combination of the two. You must upload this with your online application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23460 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23460 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10430 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • Home: £5,215
  • Overseas: £11,730

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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