Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Creative Writing

This is a programme for practising writers who wish to improve their craft, learn about contemporary forms of writing and continue to reflect on their progress; this is in both terms of a distinctive philosophy of writing, and in terms of the practicalities of making creative work public. This programme is for writers who have some experience of writing fiction, poetry or prose, but who are not necessarily published and who wish to further this writing within the academic context of creative writing as an academic discipline.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally possess a good Honours degree (2.2 or above) or a degree with additional academic support, such as a diploma or comparable qualification, in a professional field; academic training in an arts subject is an advantage but a commitment to writing as a practice (at whatever stage in a writing career) is more important; a general willingness to participate and be self-critical and analytical is also important; a key part of the entry process is the presentation of a portfolio of creative work (5,000 words of fiction or a group of 10-15 poems).

Course modules

Modules: Research methods in creative writing and introduction to poetics; towards submission; word and technique (practice); word and technique (poetics); world and technique (practice); world and technique (poetics); the manuscript.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

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