University of Kent

University of Kent

Creative Writing

The course offers students the opportunity to study fiction and poetry (exclusively or together) along with optional modules in translation, and writing and the environment. Designed with serious, ambitious writers in mind, our programme uses seminars, tutorials, workshops, and precise editing to enable students to take control of their own work and write exciting, contemporary material.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent, or substantial creative writing experience; each applicant is required to submit a sample of creative writing, which is the most significant factor in admissions decisions.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a write-up, approximately 8,000 words each (or an equivalent number of poems or translations). In addition, students write a creative dissertation of about 15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272