• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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, nonfiction, 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 creative voice

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

    • gain an 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 technique 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 submitted online. Your performance on the course will be assessed 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 you improve your work. 

Career prospects

By studying this course, you'll gain valuable transferrable 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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.  

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4704 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4704 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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