M.A. On Campus

Creative and Critical Writing

University of Sussex

12 months
18975 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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Develop your own creative writing, combined with intellectually challenging critical and theoretical ideas with the Creative and Critical Writing degree offered at University of Sussex.


Our Creative and Critical Writing MA is driven by the sense that the critical and the creative are necessarily intertwined. It has grown out of longstanding teaching and research interests in:

  • creative writing
  • psychoanalysis
  • cultural materialism
  • eco-writing
  • postcolonialism
  • deconstruction
  • feminism 
  • queer theory.


At University of Sussex, you gain skills in critical assessment and written communication while also developing your abilities in problem solving and independent thinking. Creative and Critical Writing graduates often use these skills in careers in:

  • publishing, journalism and editing
    • libraries, teaching and consultancy
    • media, marketing and events management.

    Other graduates have gone on to do further research and work in academia. 

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Creativity and Utopia
    • Decolonising Modernism: 1850 to the Contemporary
    • Psychoanalysis and Class
    • Psychoanalysis and Creative Writing
    • The Avant-Garde in North America: Creative and Critical Practice
    • Voices in the Archives: Writing from History

    Key information


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

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Upper Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.  
    • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should typically be in a subject relevant to your chosen Masters course. In exceptional circumstances, if you don’t have the academic qualifications for the course, you may be considered if you can provide evidence of equivalent or professional artistic experience.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      18975 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 18975 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      9500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Brighton

    815 - 1383 GBP /month
    Living costs

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


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