Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Creative Writing

This course allows practicing writers to develop their craft in a supportive literary environment. Students get the chance to work on their existing projects or try out something completely new, working across a range of styles and genres. Their 1st modules will focus on novels and short stories, while special topic and dissertation projects can range from drama and screenwriting to graphic novels and performance poetry.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent), in a related subject; however, applications are also assessed on the basis of a submission of a writing portfolio and letter of application, so all applicants are considered even if they do not have the 2.1 or equivalent; non-academic conditions: samples of written work are required; candidates for whom English is not their 1st language are expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in the writing component or equivalent English Language qualification. Writing portfolios should consist of 2-5,000 words of recent writing. Please also include a letter of application no longer than 2 pages, which answers the following questions: Why have you chosen this piece of writing? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Why might we want to offer you a place on the course? What experience of fiction writing do you have? What are your hopes and expectations of the course? International applicant: please host portfolios online if possible and let the University know the URL, or email it as a PDF. The University also accepts CDs or hardcopy sent by post to the International Admissions Office.

Course modules

Modules include: Patterns of story (fiction and its forms); workshop: the novel; workshop (the short story); special topic; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a critical essay; 1 creative portfolio of up to 4,500 words, plus a critical reflection on students' own work and writing process; 15000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,665 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,833 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 2,833 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333