12 months
9544 EUR/year
7950 EUR/year
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The School of English of The University Of Nottingham Malaysia, renowned for its excellence in research and teaching, offers a masters in English with Creative Writing led by published authors and poets. 


The MA in English with Creative Writing from The University Of Nottingham Malaysia brings together creative and critical practices, exploring the writing process within the contexts of publication and professional writing.

Learning outcomes

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules in English language and literature, which complimentary career path within the larger field of English studies. Obtaining an MA degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. It can enhance your employability, prepare you for further academic research, and assist in vocational training.

Degree structure

The full-time MA English with Creative Writing lasts 12 months and is divided into two semesters and a summer period. You will take four 15-credit modules per semester. You will then complete a Creative Project over the summer to be submitted in September. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fiction: Form and Context
  • Poetry: Form and Context
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Creative Writing Conventions and Techniques
  • What is Literature?  
  • English: Dissertation in Creative Writing

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
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Mature applicants without any standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

  • Malaysians applying as a matured student without the standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant work experience (and have successfully passed APEL’s assessment through Malaysian Qualifications Agency) at an appropriate level may be considered. Admission is at the discretion of the School.
  • Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9544 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7950 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Malaysian - RM37,900 per programme 
  • Non-Malaysian - RM45,500 per programme

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /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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