This Writing MA from Liverpool John Moores University explores the process of writing from first inspiration to final draft and publication and reflects the need for writers to keep up-to-date with rapid advances in the new technologies of contemporary publishing. You will benefit from the close study of writerly techniques and strategies, develop your work to a professional standard and gain access to professional practitioners, such as visiting novelists, poets and screenwriters as well as editors, agents and publishers. In this way your work will be able to thrive in the wider world.
The programme sets out to make you the best writer you can be. It has links with many literary agents and industry experts. Student work is regularly published alongside that of established writers such as Roger McGough, Gunter Grass, Alice Oswald and Dave Eggers.
The MA has produced a wide range of successful writers. Our most recent published authors include: James Rice with his debut novel Alice and the Fly, Claire Coombes with Definitions and Rich Owain Roberts with All the Places We Lived.
- Foundation: Reading as a Writer
- Writers' Workshop
- Writers' Workshop 2 (Drafting, Editing and Appraising)
- Portfolio and Critical Commentary
- Writing Style, Structure and Genre
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesCreative Writing Journalism Media Studies & Mass Media View 362 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- Good Honours degree (classification 2:1 or above) in English, Writing or a cognate subject.
- Applicants who demonstrate professional skills and evidence of achievement in a related area without formal qualifications will also be considered.
- We place particular emphasis on both the portfolio and the interview. The above requirements may be waived if a portfolio shows promise.
- Please refer to the Application and selection section for further information on the application and interview process.
- Please see application and selection section below
- Person requirements: 58-64 (Minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
National4050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 45 GBP per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Liverpool
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.