• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

On this MA Creative Writing degree course, you'll study the genres that inspire you the most – from poetry and historical fiction, to screenwriting and crime – and spend plenty of time writing and critiquing new work of your own.

If you're imaginative, ambitious and ready to devote yourself to improving your writing, it's time to take your studies to the next level with us. We'll give you the tools you need for a successful career as a writer, or in fields such as publishing, media, and education.

What You Will Experience?

On this course, you'll:

  • Get to grips with different writing techniques and study contemporary skills to inspire and entertain your audience through the power of the written word
  • Learn from lecturers with professional experience, many of whom are established writers
  • Complete a major project in the form of your own novel, screenplay or poem
  • Take part in writer's workshops, where you'll develop your own skills and constructively contribute to the work of other writers
  • Learn about the market and current debates within differing genres
  • Hear from accomplished guest speakers from the worlds of publishing and writing
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, including computing and printing facilities, and 24-hour internet access
  • Join our community of writers

Career

Once you graduate, you'll have the skills and confidence to continue writing. And you'll be able to pursue a career path in fields such as:

  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Media
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • PR

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writer's Workshop: Exploration
  • Writer's Workshop: Resolution
  • Critical Reading for Creative Writers
  • Critical Thinking for Creative Writers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Make your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A good honours degree in a related subject. Equivalent qualifications and/or notable experience as a creative writer will also be considered. 
  • An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part time

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £4,000  in Year 1 and £2,000 in Year 2
  • International students: £8,800  in Year 1 and £4,400 in Year 2

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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