Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


This Writing MA from LJMU will provide you with the opportunity to read, write, reflect and develop your identity as a writer. - Study on a unique programme providing training in e-publishing and detailed peer critique workshops - Learn from published writers - Enjoy strong links with Curtis Brown, Blake Friedman, The Society of Authors, the Royal Literary Fund, NAWE, Hodder and Stoughton, Parthian, Salt, Everyman Theatre, Byte the Book, Misspelled Word, Tindall Street, BBC Radio, Comma Press and Faber & Faber This unique programme will help you to develop a contemporary and traditional foundation in creative writing, finding a creative voice of your own.

Entry requirements

MA: You will need: Good Honours degree (classification 2:1 or above) in English, Writing or a cognate subject. Applicants who demonstrate professional skills and evidence of achievement in a related area without formal qualifications will also be considered. We place particular emphasis on both the portfolio and the interview. The above requirements may be waived if a portfolio shows promise. Please refer to the Application and selection section for further information on the application and interview process. Additional information: Please see application and selection section below IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (Minimum 6.0 in each component) Person requirements: 58-64 (Minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme As this is only offered as a part-time masters degree, international students are not eligible to study this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Foundation: Reading as a Writer (30 credits) Writers' Workshop 1 (30 credits) Defining a Writer's Identity: New Technologies and the Marketplace (30 credits) Writers' Workshop 2 (Drafting, Editing and Appraising) (30 credits) Portfolio and Critical Commentary (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment focuses on helping you realise the skills needed to be the kind of writer you want to be. Programme knowledge and understanding are assessed through creative and analytical coursework in written, oral and electronic form. Knowledge of technique and an understanding of research is assessed through the workshop process.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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