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About

You will study a broad range of writing, from lyric poetry to contemporary fiction, whilst the flexible nature of the MA Literature and Creative Writing degree at the University of Essex allows you to choose a creative-practice pathway or a theoretical pathway. Studying literature and creative writing at Essex means that you can build your degree around your interests.

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Overview

Explore literature across time, geography and genre, while challenging yourself with our practice-based creative writing modules. Such modules, like our Creative Writing workshop, helps to hone your literary craft and technique, emphasising innovation and experimentation.

In the Literature and Creative Writing degree at the University of Essex you study an eclectic range of topics such as:

  • European Avant-Gardes of the Early Twentieth Century
  • Global Writing and Literature in English
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Psychogeography
  • Writing Audio and Digital Drama

Your future

A good literature and creative writing degree opens many doors and our students have gone on to work in a number of careers such as writers, editors, publishers, scholars, university lecturers, teachers, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators.

We also offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by Dissertation in different literatures and various approaches to literature, covering most aspects of early modern and modern writing in English, plus a number of other languages.

Our University is one of only 11 AHRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. This means that we offer funded PhD studentships which also provide a range of research and training opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The New Nature Writing
  • Writing the Novel
  • Memory Maps: Practices in Psychogeography
  • Oulipian Practice
  • Dramatic Structure
  • United States Nationalism and Regionalism

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
  • You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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