You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage and screen.
- Taught by professional authors, poets and researchers.
- Develop your writing in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, children's and young adult fiction, writing for radio, stage and screen, and creative non-fiction.
- Our close links to the publishing and editing industries provide you with networking opportunities and the chance to meet publishers, editors and agents.
- Learn from internationally published and award winning visiting writers such as William Ivory, David Almond, Alan Hollinghurst and Kathleen Jamie.
- Study Creative Writing in a UNESCO City of Literature.
- Full-time and part-time study available.
Careers and employability
The unique flexibility of the Creative Writing degree from Nottingham Trent University enables students to work in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, children's and young adult fiction, writing for radio, stage and screen, and creative non-fiction. Advice on getting published and lectures on the writing industry are incorporated into the structure of the course, and there are opportunities to meet publishers, editors and agents. Students are encouraged to build strong links with Nottingham's thriving literature community and are invited to participate in local events, readings and festivals.
Every year our students produce and publish their own high-quality anthology of original creative writing. This gives students invaluable insight into the editorial and publishing industry, as well as introducing their work to a wider public.
Graduates from this course have included many highly successful published authors across a wide range of genres, such as Kim Slater, Hilary Spiers, Stephan Collishaw, Maria Allen, Di Slaney, and Nicola Monaghan.
Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and many recent graduates have acquired agents and publishing deals.
The course also has strong professional links to the Times Literary Supplement, Nottingham Playhouse, and other institutions. This course will help you to develop a broad spectrum of skills transferable to many job roles. Our recent graduates have pursued a range of careers within and beyond the writing industries, or progressed on to doctoral or postdoctoral research.
- Writing: Research Methods, Theory and Practice
- writing for radio, stage and screen
- children's and young adult fiction
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.
DisciplinesCreative Writing Liberal Arts Literature View 219 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
- A good honours degree (minimum 2.2); applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement.
- Submit a 3000-word creative writing sample, OR c. 100 lines of poetry, OR an equivalent mixture of poetry and prose/script.
- Evidence in personal statement of a commitment to writing.
International15850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Nottingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.