M.A. On Campus

Creative Writing

University of Limerick

12 months
16500 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Creative Writing at University of Limerick enables students to develop their skills in creative writing through careful consideration of the work of established writers; through study of the elements and formal structures of a piece of creative writing.


About Creative Writing at University of Limerick

Through coursework students consider the role of plot, characterization, dialogue, and point-of-view in crafting compelling fiction and drama.

Students experience teaching-visits from leading contemporary authors. Our Creative Writing students experience teaching-visits, seminars and readings from outstanding contemporary authors. Recent visitors have included Colum McCann, Claire Keegan, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Colin Barrett, Sara Baume and Pulitzer prize winner Richard Ford.


Recent graduates of our Creative Writing MA have been published nationally and internationally and have won or been short-listed for major literary prizes, including the prestigious Hennessy New Writer of the Year Award, the RTE Francis McManus Award, the Listowel Writers’ Week Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, the Arts Council Next Generation Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Award

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Applied Writing and Editing Skills
  • Creative Writing 
  • Project Development for Creative Writers
  • Literary Modernism
  • Gender & Sexuality in Irish Writing Literature
  • Literature, Film & Human Rights
  • Literature of Migration

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Portfolio
  • Applicants must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning or experience that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. This might include creative work in writing or the arts.
  • Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.  The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • EU: 3,790 EUR
  • NON-EU: 8,875 EUR

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /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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