University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Creative Writing

This course encourages a lively environment where as a budding writer you can experiment, be imaginative and ambitious, as well as critically reflect on your practice. You will have the opportunity to write literary novels, historical fiction, crime, science fiction, children's stories, as well as screenwriting or short fiction we encourage and respect all genres.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject. Equivalent qualifications and/or notable experience as a creative writer will also be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Writer's workshop (exploration); writer's workshop (resolution); critical reading for creative writers; critical thinking for creative writers; creative writing dissertation.

Assessment methods

Progress will be assessed by regularly submitted work and a final creative writing project in the form of a literary form or genre of the student's choice and geared to a specific market.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,070 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421