24 months
14570 GBP/year
8320 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Develop and hone your creative writing skills under our expert academic guidance by completing a full-length work in your preferred form of fiction, genre fiction or non-fiction. This Creative Writing programme from City, University of London will give you a range of transferable skills to significantly boost your employability in the field of writing and other creative industries.


In this Creative Writing programme from City, University of London you will learn how to plan, research and complete a full-length manuscript in your chosen form (fiction, genre fiction, non-fiction) for potential publication.

We aim to give you a professional approach to editing, revising and critiquing creative work.

You will learn about the writing business, involving different forms and requirements of print and electronic publication, and the role of editors, agents and publishers. This includes how to present and advertise your creative work.

Our module on creative writing pedagogy offers a foundation for understanding how storytelling and creative writing can be taught in different educational settings.


The Creative Writing MFA will give you the combination of creative and practical skills you need for a career as a writer.

We intend to develop your transferable skills relevant to careers such as teaching, editing, publishing and journalism.

You might also consider other creative industries such as advertising and game production, where storytelling is highly valued.

During the programme you can network with agents, editors and others within traditional and digital publishing.

Whether your ambition is to professionally pursue writing, work in publishing or another creative field, or undertake further study, you will be appropriately skilled

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reading as a Writer
  • Working as a Writer
  • Teaching Creative Writing 
  • Creative Writing Workshop—Fiction 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

When applications open you can apply online and will be expected to submit the following:

  • A copy of your degree transcript, if applicable. We require an original transcript or a copy certified by your institution. If you have not yet graduated, you will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available. You will not be able to register as a City student without having supplied your degree transcript.
  • A sample of creative writing of 5,000 words.
  • A 300 word abstract of the longer piece of creative writing you plan to complete.
  • You may need to attend an interview, in person, or by phone.
You will normally have an upper second class degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent, but successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, or a professional qualification, or relevant experience may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14570 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8320 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £4,160
  • Overseas/EU: £7,280

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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