Creative Writing

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David

24 months
12800 GBP/year
6200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Trinity's MA in Creative Writing is designed for committed writers who wish to complete significant pieces of work and generally broadened their experience as writers. The workshop programme is run by one of Wales’ leading writers, Menna Elfyn. It draws upon a number of adjunct writing staff, and the support of academics experienced in the teaching of all aspects of creative writing.


In addition to the course itself the University supports a number of reading and social events in which you would be able to participate, as well as the publication of a course anthology showcasing students' work.

Study can either be full-time over one year, or part-time over two.

The main educational aims of the programme are:

  • to provide, for the student with a serious commitment to creative writing, the opportunity to complete, with guidance and advice from experienced writers, a significant piece of creative work (in English or Welsh); and, in so doing,
  • to assist the student to a more complex understanding of the nature and difficulties of creative writing;
  • to create the spirit of a writers' community in which the student will have regular and supportive contact with a wide range of writers, both professional and otherwise;
  • to acquaint the student with some techniques and strategies for the teaching of creative writing;
  • to encourage creativity and critical self-reflection and an awareness of cultural and linguistic production and reception of meaning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Creative Writing
  • Writing Workshop: Research and Writing
  • Writing Workshop: Writing and Context
  • Writers' World
  • Screenwriting
  • Creative Project (Dissertation)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants may have achieved a 2:1 degree in Creative Writing or a cognate discipline (those with a 2:2 may be considered for entry to a Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance
  • International students applying for study at postgraduate level will normally be required to show evidence of sufficient command of the English language to be able to follow their course, undertake research and produce writing without major linguistic difficulties. For example, this is usually the Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Certificate, IELTS minimum score of 6.5, TOEFL minimum score of 575.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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