University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Creative Writing

This course is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop both their writing and imaginative critical skills, experimenting with a number of possibilities available to the contemporary writer; it is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry and drama; the department is interested in literary fiction in all its forms; in the input sessions, students read as writers, explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice; in the workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing can achieve its optimum level; all written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in English, or in a related discipline; non-standard entry via a procedure of accredited prior learning is possible in suitable cases.

Course modules

Modules include: The writing studio; sources and transformations; metaphor and the imagination; launching the manuscript; creative dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on assignments and a 20000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 1,020 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 6,120 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 10,620 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01243 816002