University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Creative Writing

Our programme focuses on the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars which engage in a close study of contemporary writing. We encourage collaboration with other art forms, allowing students to tap into our on-campus theatre and concert hall, the prestigious Winchester School of Art, and the research taking place in English and other disciplines. Visiting writers and editors deepen student understanding of the publishing world. The programme culminates in a creative writing dissertation developed in consultation with a published writer.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in English literature or a related subject. students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Creative skills workshop 1 and 2; plus 2 optional modules from: international writing; performance, internet, poetics; screenwriting; plus a creative writing project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 6809