Kingston University

Kingston University

Creative Writing and Publishing

Students develop their creative writing portfolio at the same time as getting to grips with the industry in which they wish to publish their work. Students take writing modules and learn about current trends in the industry; the publishing side of the course focuses on marketing-led commercial and trade publishing, the structure of the industry and the core skills required to get into it.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above in a related subject; applicants must also submit a 2,000-word sample of creative writing; applicants whose 1st language is not English require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing.

Course modules

Modules include: Create: the business of publishing; special study: workshops in popular genre writing; writers' workshop. Optional modules: creative writing dissertation; practical publishing project; publishing dissertation; work placements, networking and career planning; make: content development and production; share: strategic marketing and sales.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays; reports; presentations; briefs; research projects; portfolios.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

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