University of Chester

University of Chester

Creative Writing (Writing and Publishing Fiction)

The programme is a stimulating and rewarding programme that aims to enable its students to create significant portfolios of publishable fiction; it is taught through workshops, seminars and one-to-one tutorials, the emphasis is always practical.

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is subject to: A written application; a minimum of a good 2nd-Class Honours degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline: Creative writing; drama; English; English language; film studies; history of art; journalism; theatre studies. However, credit exemption may be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning undertaken or completed within the previous 5 years (in line with the University of Chester�s policy on accreddited prior certificated learning/accredited prior experiential learning (APCL/APEL)); a personal statement that among other things discusses: what creative writing you have done in at least the last year; what English-language fiction you have read in the last year and which authors/texts you particularly admired; why you have chosen the course; an academic reference (or equivalent); it is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for a reference to be sent to postgraduate admissions. Please note that applications may be delayed if a reference is not provided. If you are unsure of the suitability of a referee, please contact the programme leader before submitting your application; a 10-page sample of your own fiction, which will be requested by the programme leader after an application has been submitted; in some instances, an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Writing short fiction for publication; writing novels for publication; getting published; the writing project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include: Essays; projects and a 16,000-word project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,140 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time £ 7,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000