Creative Writing, M.A. | Keele University | Keele, United Kingdom
12 months
Duration
17700 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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About

The MA in Creative Writing from Keele University brings together a strong community of published and aspiring writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and storytelling who, like you, appreciate the potential power of words and have embarked on a journey of self-expression.

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Overview

The MA in Creative Writing from Keele University   provides an excellent foundation for further doctoral (PhD) training or academia, here in the UK, Europe or the rest of the world. The excellent communication skills you develop can doors to careers in publishing, culture, heritage, marketing, public relations or copywriting.

Career

Many of our graduates have gone on to become successful poets and novelists; some are dedicated to spreading the positive vibes that creative writing can bring.

Take Gabriella Gay, for example, who chose to set up a writers residency at Hanley car boot sale while studying, or the ‘Emergency Poet’ Deborah Alma. As well as sharing poetry from the back of a vintage ambulance at festivals, conferences, hospitals and care settings, libraries and schools, Deborah has transformed a disused Edwardian shop in Shropshire into a walk-in pharmacy dispensing poetry.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • The Writer as Critic, The Critic as Writer is the core compulsory module, and looks at questions of influence, the critical process of reading other writers’ work and the cultural context in which a writer lives and works.
  • Writing Fiction is a workshop-based module option on writing short fiction and novels, with structured reading and peer/tutor feedback on your own writing.
  • Writing Poetry is a workshop-based module option on writing poetry, with structured reading, discussion and peer/tutor feedback on your own writing.
  • Life Writing is a workshop-based module option on forms of writing such as auto/biography and memoir.
  • The Writer in the Community is a project-based module which offers students the opportunity to create and deliver a professional project of a type commonly undertaken by writers.
  • The Portfolio is the compulsory Dissertation-level module, taught through a series of individual supervisions.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no fixed closing dates for the majority of our courses, however some courses may become full and close early. 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normaly be expected to have a good honours degree (normally 2.2 or above).
  • They will be required to submit a portfolio of work to the admissions tutor (usually the Programme Director).  A high quality portfolio will take precedence over a first degree and may be taken as evidence of APEL.  The portfolio should consist of 10-15 poems and/or 5,000-6,000 words of prose.  If it is considered of sufficient quality, the admissions tutor will pass it on to one of the creative writing tutors specialising in the genre chosen by the applicant.  That tutor will then recommend an interview, on which the final decision will be based.  Up to 30 credits from a comparable programme my be taken as APCL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK - PT £4900

Living costs for Keele

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.

  • KEELE INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (PGT)

Up to £5,000 based on undergraduate degree award.

  • DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SCHOLARSHIP

£1,000 for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle-income countries.

  • KEELE ALUMNI DISCOUNT

  • CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

  • COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS

  • GREAT SCHOLARSHIPS 2022

  • MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS

  • US FEDERAL STUDENT LOANSARTICLE 26 ASYLUM SEEKER BURSARY

  • FULL TIME MBA SCHOLARSHIP
  • MSC AI AND DATA SCIENCE SCHOLARARSHIP

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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