• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


What you learn

By studying this Creative Writing course at The University of Hull Online, we aim for you to

  • acquire the editorial skills and confidence you need to be an active member of the writing community
  • push your own creative boundaries and demonstrate a strong and original writing voice
  • gain an in-depth knowledge of structure and crafting skills so you can transform your imagination into forms that are accessible to a reading public
  • broaden and sharpen your reading skills so you can appreciate and subsequently practise skills used by writers to achieve certain effects
  • access a range of writing options and the ability to sustain work at a developed level                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

How you're assessed

All assessments for the course 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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Schedule 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).

  • Two references, of which one must be an academic reference, and the other can be a work reference.  
  • A creative writing sample of up to 3,000 words

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.