The Creative Writing program at The University of Winchester is taught by professional writers: novelists, scriptwriters, poets and writers of creative nonfiction, as well as cultural critics and playwrights. There are opportunities to meet agents, editors and published writers, and as your knowledge of the publishing industry expands, find out where your work fits within the market.
You study twentieth century and contemporary literature, which allows you to explore different styles and genres and gain a critical foundation for your own writing while increasing your knowledge of the publishing world. The structure of the programme enables you to focus on one or more genres (for example, fiction, creative non-fiction, scriptwriting or poetry) during the year.
Throughout the course, you create and workshop your work in an encouraging group of peers, starting in the first semester with a module that focuses on contemporary fiction alongside a module about research and what this means for you as a writer. In the second semester you choose from options including Contemporary Non-Fiction, Contemporary Scriptwriting for Film and Television, Creativity Writing and Teaching and Advanced Contemporary Poetry. Through the Publishing Project you engage with writers, agents and editors through readings and workshops, exploring publishing opportunities for your own work. You can also volunteer at the Winchester Writers’ Festival on campus.
Graduates are increasingly obtaining publishing contracts, while some go into other occupations which may include publishing, teaching, media, the arts and business.
The Writer as Researcher
Independent Study Preparation Module
Contemporary Scriptwriting for TV and Film
Advanced Contemporary Poetry
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCreative Writing Liberal Arts Literature View 228 other Masters in Liberal Arts in United Kingdom
- Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. Applicants are required to submit a sample of their creative writing. (Continuing students who have achieved a first or upper second-class degree in BA Creative Writing or BA Creative & Professional Writing at the University of Winchester are not required to submit a sample of their creative writing).
- If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.
International14800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National8550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8550 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- National part-time: £4275 per year
- International part-time: £7400 per year
Living costs for Winchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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