City, University of London

City, University of London

Creative Writing (Non-Fiction)

The course focuses on writing and research skills including identifying a subject, using archives, and exploring genres and structuring material; students also learn how to prepare a manuscript for publishers and agents; this course offers a taught component, 1-1 tutoring, workshops and opportunities to hear guest speakers; the course advisory board, made up of leading figures from the non-fiction world, provides students with expert advice and direct exposure to the publishing industry.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree in any subject, or the overseas equivalent; or successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing; or a professional qualification; relevant experience may also be acceptable; 5000 words of nonfiction portfolio; interview.

Course modules

Experiments in writing; literary criticism; own nonfiction book; the publishing industry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060