Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Creative Writing (The Novel)

The programme is designed around the core activity of producing a major prose fiction project, which can be a novel fragment with synopsis, a novella or a collection of short stories, of publishable quality and produced in a marketable form.

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class (2.1) UK honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Other qualifications and relevant professional or practical experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Applicants to this programme who do not have a degree in English or Creative Writing have taken courses such as those offered by the Open University or the Arvon Foundation or have attended private writing workshops. You should be able to show that you have developed your writing and your understanding of literature through private study. A sample of your fiction writing between two and five thousand words which you feel demonstrates appropriate ability and commitment will be required at application stage. Applicants may be invited to an interview. Entry criteria are subject to change. English language requirements: IELTS: 7.5 (min 7W, 7L, 7R, 7S); Pearson: 73 (58 in all subscores); BrunELT: 75% (min 70% in all areas)

Course modules

Modules include: Elements of fiction; planning a novel; paths to publication. Optional modules: theories of practice; screenwriting; feature journalism; history of the novel; exploring poetry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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