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Creative Writing 

University of Hull

M.A. Online
24 months
5000 GBP/year
5000 GBP/year
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Master the art of writing and learn how to captivate readers with the online MA in Creative Writing from The University of Hull.

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What you learn

    Transform your passion for reading into the ability to produce prose worthy of public recognition. Whatever your genre of preference, be it literary fiction, non-fiction, or the likes of fantasy, mystery or romance – you will have the opportunity to hone your writing skills and discover the techniques seminal writers have used to significant effect:

    • Push your creative boundaries and give shape to a strong and original voice

    • Expand your knowledge of the literary canon and acquire the art of reading as a literary writer 

    • Gain in-depth knowledge of structure which will help you towards a deeper understanding of your writing process 

    • Become conversant with a range of textual elements such as the use of dialogue, point of view, perspective and sensory detail and apply learned techniques to your preferred writing genre 

    • Take your place within the international writing community. Critique the work of others and engender the view of published writers as colleagues from who you can learn 

    • Develop your practice as a writer, understand the editing and re-drafting process necessary to produce prose of a publishable standard                                                                                                                                      

How you're assessed

All assessments for the MA in Creative Writing from The University of Hull are based on coursework and assignments submitted online. Your performance on the course will be evaluated through a range of methods including:

  • Practical work, including group projects and discussion forums
  • Written work, including case studies, reports and essays

You will also receive tutor and peer feedback to help improve your work. 

Career prospects

By studying this course, you'll gain valuable transferable skills which are in-demand across the creative industries and beyond. MA Creative Writing graduates often go into successful careers in a broad range of industries, such as:

  • Professional writing/authorship
  • Marketing and PR
  • Heritage and tourism
  • Journalism and broadcasting
  • Museum curating
  • Banking
  • Education

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Writer’s Craft
  • Writing the Short Story
  • Writing from Life
  • Writing the Novel
  • The Writer’s Portfolio 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Welcome Week: 24 May




180 alternative credits



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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.2 Bachelor Honours degree or international equivalent. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered, but will need to present examples of relevant published work with their application

  • A creative writing sample (fiction or non-fiction) of up to 3,000 words

  • An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn’t English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull).

  • Two references, of which one must be an academic reference, and the other can be a work reference.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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