Kingston University

Kingston University

Creative Writing Low Residency

The course provides the opportunity to work with a range of well-established writers in a dynamic writing environment in the UK without students having to relocate or give up their current job; there are 2 periods of residency where students study together at Kingston, the rest of study is via distance learning. A variety of activities and tuition during residency periods, including writing workshops, critical reading seminars, masterclasses, guest readings, and visits to cultural events.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; a 2,000-word sample of creative writing; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing.

Course modules

Modules include: Dissertation; critical challenges for creative writers; special study: workshops in popular genre writing; structure and style; writers' workshop.

Assessment methods

Assessments include a final dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,600 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

Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177