13 months
6940 GBP/module
4500 GBP/module
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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, communication and editorial skills, and you’ll learn to evaluate and assimilate information when identifying and solving problems. Creative writing will help you to increase your critical and analytical abilities. Often, you’ll work independently as a creative thinker, but you’ll collaborate at times, too. You’ll also acquire fluent, flexible, 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

What you will study

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;
  • explore aspects of your writing such as research, world creation, endings, experimentation, hybrid forms, voice and tone;
  • exchange work with fellow students via forums and online workshops;
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; 
  • explore and acknowledge the critical influence of writers or works in your genre;
In Block 3 you will:
  • explore cross-fertilisation of ideas from one of the other three genres taught on the module;
In Block 4 you will:
  • engage in aspects of writing such as genre experimentation, the future of your genre; 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    6940 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6940 GBP per module during 13 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per module during 13 months.


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