Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

English (Creative Writing)

This programme is designed to equip students to use their literary talents to the best of their ability, encourage development as independent writers and self-reflective lifelong learners, and provide them with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production.

Entry requirements

MA: A good 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent recognised qualification. PG Diploma: Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. In certain circumstances, students may be admitted on the strength of their writing alone. All applicants are required to submit a piece of written work to assess their suitability for this programme. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Craft and technique (prose or scriptwriting); research methods for creative writers; dissertation; optional modules from: Creative writing workshop 1 and 2 (drama and prose); from page to stage; life writing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written portfolios; MA students also are assessed through a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council; DEL; University.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,390 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of English
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5103