The Creative Writing Distance Learning course at Kingston University allows you to complete your credits through distance learning. Taught in our virtual forums and classrooms, modules can be accessed at a time of the week to suit your schedule.
The non-compulsory campus days in mid-October and early January give you a chance to visit the campus and attend a relevant lecture, as well as to meet fellow workshop students. Those travelling longer distances who wish to stay longer and explore the cultural opportunities that London offers, or simply to write, are also welcome to attend events taking place on campus for the rest of the week by colleagues, writers in residence, students and guests.
Where this course will take you
This course is ideal if you have a personal or professional interest in the craft of creative writing. It is designed to enhance your career if you work in an area that needs an appreciation of the written word, such as publishing, journalism, teaching or communications.
You'll develop a range of skills desirable to employers, such as communication skills, self-management, meticulousness in editing and presentation, the ability to reflect on your own work and to respond to constructive criticism, the ability to write for particular purposes and the ability to work constructively with others.
In addition to a possible career as a writer or translator, particular careers may include work in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, film, television, radio, arts management, new media, business, teaching and therapeutic fields.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Creative Writing Dissertation
- Critical Challenges for Creative Writers
- Special Study: Workshops in Popular Genre Writing
- Structure and Style
- Writers' Workshop
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesCreative Writing View 199 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
We normally expect applicants to have:
- a second class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; and/or
- a demonstrable interest in creative writing.
- You must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing, a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references.
Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.
International14900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- MA part time £5,060
- MA part time £8,195
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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