University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Creative Writing Prose

This programme is the longest-running in the UK and has enjoyed unparalleled success in terms of the publications and prizes achieved by its alumni. This continuing success means we are fortunate in being able to attract a great many strong applicants, which allows us to select our students not only for their ability, but for their potential to learn and to contribute to the learning of their fellow students. The greatest asset of the UEA MA is the cohesiveness and calibre of the students who come on the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at a minimum 2.1 level or equivalent. Applicants must also submit a sample of their work (up to 5,000 words of prose fiction). All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components and 7.0 in writing, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Students must take two Creative Writing Workshop modules, and the dissertation module; there are also 2 optional modules to be chosen from an extensive list offered by the School and wider Faculty.

Assessment methods

Students are required to submit 5,000 words of original fiction at the end of the Autumn semester, and another 5,000 words at the end of the Spring semester. They must also submit a 5,000 word essay or similar for each of their 2 optional modules. The marks awarded for these four pieces of work account for 50 per cent of the final grade. The dissertation is another 15,000 words of original fiction and is submitted in September.

Sponsorship information

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has a number of scholarships and bursaries available for Home, EU and Overseas students. Further details can be found on the School website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515