12 months
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14000 GBP/year
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About

This Creative Writing - Writing the City degree offered at the University of Westminster is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. 

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Overview

This Creative Writing - Writing the City degree offered at the University of Westminster will give you a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop your understanding, and become part of the London writing scene.

The course offers plenty of opportunities to network with other writers, agents, TV producers and performance poets. As part of the MA, you will be part of the team managing the Wells Street Journal, our student-led in-house magazine. 

You will be based in the University's headquarters building at 309 Regent Street, which means you will be writing about the city in the heart of London, with ready access to the capital's excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities, including the vibrant West End theatre scene.

Career Path  

  • The course will enable you to develop sophisticated critical and creative skills and a widely applicable knowledge base that can be adapted to various fields of creative practice and writing business.
  • This course is intended to move you to a new level in your career as a writer by developing your skills as a sophisticated critical practitioner, and your knowledge of literature about the city as well as the writing business.
  • You will be encouraged to network with other writers and identify useful opportunities for career development, partly through a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including writers’ events and talks.
  • The critical and practical skills you will acquire by the end of the course will make you a strong candidate in many areas, including arts management, copy editing, education, freelance writing, journalism, media, publishing, theatre and performance-based writing, and research and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conflict and the City (Drama) 
  • Tales of the City (Fiction) 
  • Creative Practice 
  • The Writing Business (year-long)  
  • The Writing Project 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a humanities-based discipline. Successful applicants will be expected to have a proven interest in, and commitment to, language and its creative outlets. 
  • Candidates without formal qualifications will also be considered on the basis of their professional achievements in relevant areas of the creative industry (theatre, performance, journalism, publishing, etc). 
  • Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative writing (maximum of 10,000 words), which should not exclusively include poetry. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £3,750 (Price per academic year)
  • International PT tuition fee: £7,000 (Price per academic year)

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.

Funding

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