Open University

Open University

Creative Writing (F71)

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop students' skills as writers in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scriptwriting for film, radio and the stage. Students are able to write in a genre of their choice and experiment with at least one other through practical and inspiring activities. Students hone their writing practice through sharing, reading and critiquing work in progress, and work towards producing a substantial piece of their own creative writing to a professional standard.

Entry requirements

To register for this postgraduate study you should have a UK Honours degree or recognised equivalent. Ideally your undergraduate degree will be in creative writing or English, such as our BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing (Q86), or a closely related subject. You should be aware that a degree classification of at least 2.1 or equivalent will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the MA. You will need to study and complete MA Creative Writing part 1 (A802) before moving on to MA Creative Writing part 2 (A803). It is expected that your spoken and written English will also be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your 1st language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language testing system (IELTS). Please see their website for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 3 years

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