Writing, M.A. | Part time | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
24 months
45 GBP/credit 4050 GBP/year
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This Writing MA from Liverpool John Moores University will provide you with the opportunity to read, write, reflect and develop your identity as a writer.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation: Reading as a Writer
  • Writers' Workshop 
  • Writers' Workshop 2 (Drafting, Editing and Appraising)
  • Portfolio and Critical Commentary
  • Writing Style, Structure and Genre

Key information


  • 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

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    4050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45 GBP per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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