Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Creative Writing

This course helps students develop their creative vision and writing abilities through a balanced programme of reading, analysis and writing workshops. Students are exposed to a range of contemporary writers of both prose and poetry, so that their own creative approach may be stimulated and developed into a more mature form. Students also engage in discussions about technique and undertake an exploration of the wider issues related to the practice of writing, such as the significance of myth, autobiography and publication.

Entry requirements

Bachelors Honours degree (minimum 56.5%). IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 (internet-based)(international only). Plus a portfolio of creative work.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: Portfolios of prose and poetry, including critical commentaries and annotated bibliographies; a case study of a research project; and a study of a particular publisher of creative writing or type of publication. In the 3rd semester, each student will complete a writing portfolio of creative writing with a critical commentary. The Portfolio can be in the form of poetry (10,000 words) or prose fiction (20,000 words), but not a combination of the 2.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of English and Creative Writing
Telephone number: 
01970 621945