MA/PgD/PgC On Campus

English Literature and Creative Writing

12 months
15500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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MA English Literature and Creative Writing of Cardiff Metropolitan University is a rewarding taught degree taught by published writers and researchers. The course is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your creative and critical writing skills across the fields of fiction, creative non-fiction, script and poetry.


You can take English Literature and Creative Writing of Cardiff Metropolitan University for professional development purposes, in order to enhance your career and to prepare your writing for publication. The MA will also help you specialise in the areas of creative practice in order to pave the way for doctoral study.

Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to explore multiple genres, attend regular peer workshops, learn from industry experts and hone your craft. Our wider academic community is dynamic so you will also have the chance to take part in additional activities which can include, but are not limited to, open mics, guest speakers, archive and museum visits, poetry readings and more.

You can take our MA English Literature and Creative Writing to prepare your work for publication or enhance your career in the creative arts, education, and heritage industries. This degree will also develop your research skills and help you specialise in an area of literary study or creative practice which can pave the way for doctoral study.


  • Many of our students use the course to generate and hone their own writing for publication.  Our creative practice modules are designed with eventual publication in mind. Our assessments are designed around publication, performance and/or production.  Several of our students have had publication and industry success (see below). 
  • The MA is also a great choice for those wishing to enhance their employment and professional opportunities in editorial and publishing careers. The programme is suitable for those who would like to become teachers of English literature and creative writing as well as those who are already teachers.  For example, teachers of English at 'A' Level and GCSE often find the course suitable for professional development purposes, providing them with skills to enhance their teaching of English literature creative writing within their current curricula.
  • Our MA is appropriate for those who would like careers in community-based education and practice. The course also prepares you for further study at PhD level at Cardiff Metropolitan University and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing Workshop: Narrative Engineering and Construction
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Developing poetics, growing the text
  • "Juvenile Trash": Rethinking Genre Fiction
  • Space, Environment and Modernity
  • Dissertation

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

  • Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interviews.
  • Application form, CV, submission of a writing portfolio (One of the following: six poems, 2000 words of prose fiction or creative non-fiction, 2000 words of critical writing or 5 mins of script) and interview (the interview can be conducted via Skype or telephone).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 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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