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About

Learn about the professional writing opportunities you can have in the publishing, communication and media industries and how to turn your skills into a career with the MA Professional Creative Writing from Coventry University. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The MA in Professional Creative Writing from Coventry University has been so named as to emphasise the professional aspects of creative writing: it is designed to enhance employability and focus is directed towards the development of students into professional writers.

Career prospects 

You will have input from professional writers teaching on the course, who include the novelist Amanda Smyth, the playwright Alan Pollock and the YA fiction writer Lauren James, along with specialists in the publishing and media industries and the opportunity to meet and network with working writers and writing organisations. We have guest lectures and network events with Writing West Midlands.

You will be able to write across a range of contemporary and emerging forms and genres, and you will leave with a portfolio of assessed work in industry-ready format.

Placements are not normally available on the 1 year MA; however, the Employment Placement Tutor would be able to assist you to apply for related part-time and volunteering work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Novel and Creative Non-Fiction
  • Writing for Stage and Screen
  • Writing Genre Fiction
  • Emerging Writing Specialisms
  • Creative Dissertation 
  • Working as a Professional Writer

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the Professional Creative Writing MA should normally possess a good honours degree (first class, 2.1 or equivalent) in a related discipline.
  • Candidates with professional or industry experience, and/or other relevant training and experience may be admitted with other qualifications. Mature and non-traditional entry students are welcome: applicants without formal qualifications but professional writing experience may be admitted on the basis of interview and submission of supporting material.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an assessment of their application.
Portfolio 
  • Students with a good honours degree from non-related disciplines are encouraged to apply on the basis of submission of a portfolio of creative work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16600 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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