Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Writing Poetry

This course will develop students' creative ability through practice, discussion and revision. Students work with established poets and writers to refine their work. Students will also consider the processes of writing and develop advanced editing skills. This flexible course allows students to enhance their writing and develop their practice. Students progress in a structured way, receiving formal recognition for your work. Students can choose to study either in Newcastle or London. Newcastle University leads the North East cohort. The London course is run in collaboration with The Poetry School.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications. Along with their application students will need to submit a portfolio of up to 10 poems. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7.0, or equivalent.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7619