University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Creative Writing

The defining feature of the course is the particular close attention it gives to the details of the writing process; the teaching goes beyond a simple textbook approach to writing technique and encourages students to take a strategic approach to producing successful work; this involves examining their writing in the contexts of: how their writing is informed by reading; what they see as their long- and short-term aims for their writing; how the publishing industry works; their relations with other writers, particularly their peers on the course.

Entry requirements

2.1 Class Honours degree (or international equivalent); transcripts are required; writing sample is required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any element or TOEFL paper-based 600 with 4.5 in TWE or TOEFL IBT:100 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.

Course modules

Fiction: form and context; poetry: form and context; literary linguistics: cognition and literature; consciousness in fiction; narratology; research in literary linguistics; English literature: literary histories; textualities: defining, making and using text; modernism and the avant-garde in literature and drama; medieval studies: middle English romance; the history of the book 1200-1600; creative writing workshop; creative writing conventions and techniques; dissertation in creative writing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,920 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

School of English Studies
Telephone number: 
0115 84 67286