Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Creative Writing

Do you want to develop your own original writing whilst engaging with the best contemporary work being published? You will refine your craft with guidance from the award-winning writers who teach on this workshop-based MA, as well as from visiting writers. Make the most of an opportunity to produce a substantial written project in a nurturing, creative environment. The writing skills you will develop will help ensure that, upon graduating, your work is ready for submission to publishers and agents.

Entry requirements

Evidence of applicants' writing ability is required. A sample of no more than 10 pages of original writing must be submitted with all applications. Applicants should normally possess a 1st or upper 2nd degree with Honours (from a UK university) or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: creative writing dissertation; dramatic writing: stage and screen; fiction (stories and novels); poetry and creative non-fiction; the business of writing (before and after dissertation).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858