Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


The course explores the process of writing from 1st inspiration to final draft and publication You will be taught by professional, experienced and enthusiastic academic staff with extensive and current industry experience. This programme benefits from having literary representation from a number of agents who know and approve of the course, as well as links with the BBC and independent production companies for film and radio. It also has links with professional bodies such as The Writers' Guild, The Society of Authors, literary agents Curtis Brown and Blake Friedman, Pulp Idol and the Writing in the Wall Festival, Parthian, Salt, the Royal Literary Fund, Byte the Book, NAWE, BBC Radio, Comma Press, Wild Writers and In the Red, in which student work is published alongside that of established writers such as Roger McGough, Gunter Grass, Alice Oswald and Dave Eggers.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (classification: 2.1 or above) in English, Writing or a cognate subject. Other academic qualifications, for example: A Levels, BTEC, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, will also be considered. Applicants who demonstrate professional skills and evidence of achievement in a related area: film and video production, publishing, journalism, radio, theatre, and creative writing, will also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: Foundation; writers workshop 1 (current techniques and issues); electronic; writers workshop 2 (drafting, editing and appraising); portfolio and critical commentary.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through analytic, creative and group workshops, with most of its marks awarded for creative writing, accompanied by reflective commentaries; there are also 2 oral assessment tasks related to pitching and presenting, as well as the writer's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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