MA Creative Writing part 2

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13 months
6147 GBP/year
6147 GBP/year
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This MA Creative Writing part 2 module from The Open University UK is the second part of the MA in Creative Writing. You'll build on skills that you have acquired in part 1, whilst at the same time being challenged to develop those skills further in your primary genre specialism.

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Throughout this  MA Creative Writing part 2  module from The Open University UK  you'll specialise in one of four writing genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or script. The module is organised into four teaching blocks and a further section of independent study where you'll develop your ideas into a sustained piece of creative writing produced to a professional level.

Vocational relevance

Studying creative writing will equip you with an adaptable set of skills that can give entry to a vast range of occupations and career directions. You’ll develop sophisticated writing and communication skills, collaborative and editorial skills and learn to evaluate and assimilate information in identifying and solving problems, acquiring skills of critical thinking and analysis, independent working and creative thinking. You’ll also develop new, flexible, fluent and sophisticated research and IT skills.

All the above are skills greatly valued in the workplace – whether you’re already working, volunteering, planning to work freelance or changing career.

Programme Structure

In Block 1 you will: 
  • develop advanced reading-as-a-writer skills in your chosen genre, 
  • further develop writing techniques and technical vocabulary specific to your genre.
In Block 2 you will:
  • explore advanced approaches appropriate to your genre, in aspects of the writing such as plot, structure, character, the line, the reader, tension, tense and time;
  • examine your personal approach to writing and writing with a sense of engagement.
In Block 3 you will:
  • explore cross-fertilisation of ideas from one of the other three genres taught on the module;
  • develop advanced approaches to elements such as style, intertextuality, political writing, metaphor, writing about the self, critical concepts and performing your work;
In Block 4 you will:
  • engage in aspects of writing such as genre experimentation, the future of your genre; breaching boundaries, playfulness, multidisciplinary and shifting forms; 
  • consider approaches to manuscript and whole book editing.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 13 months

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120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To register for this module, you are required to have successfully completed the MA in Creative Writing part 1 (A802).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6147 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6147 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.


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