M.A. On Campus

Creative Writing

Dublin City University

12 months
15000 EUR/year
6750 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MA in Creative Writing from Dublin City University aims to unlock the writer in you through an immersion in Drama, Poetry and Fiction.


This exciting new course offers an opportunity for early-career and emerging writers to spend a year working with professional writers in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment to develop their work and to foster connections with the wider literary community. 

The MA in Creative Writing from Dublin City University offers intensive, hands-on courses in the writing of drama, poetry, screenwriting and prose fiction, as well as tailored courses in critical reading and creative practice.


  • Journalism (online, radio & print)
  • Arts administration
  • Publishing
  • Directing & producing in theatre, film, radio, television
  • Librarian & bookselling
  • Advertising 
  • Education/Teaching
  • Web content creators/managers.
  • The Theatre sector/ Playwrights/ Literary managers/ Dramaturges

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading like a Writer: Craft and Creativity
  • Writing Project
  • Screenwriting
  • Poetry Seminar
  • Fiction Seminar
  • Drama Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, in a Humanities descipline but holders of other degrees or appropriate professional experience should provide information in their personal statement.  
  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU/EEA: €3,600
  • NON-EU/EEA: €7,400

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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