University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Creative Writing

This programme will expose you to the practical skills and challenges involved in a specific branch of creative practice (such as poetry or screenwriting) and offers the option to gain hands-on experience in a creative industry relevant to your own practice, to better prepare you for a wide variety of careers, including writing, publishing, communications, marketing, advertising, journalism, teaching, or to undertake a PhD. In your first year, you will study alongside students in the MA programmes in Creative Writing and English Literature, where you will hone your research skills to produce critically informed creative work and deepen your practice as a writer. To prepare for your second year, an academic advisor will offer guidance on choosing an appropriate form of Situated Professional Practice and your summative creative portfolio proposal. During your second year you will work on producing an extended creative portfolio and critical commentary, as well as complete the Situated Professional Practice of your choice.

Course modules

Example module listing: Research and Writing Skills I; Research and Writing Skills II; Literary Scholarship and Creativity I; Literary Scholarship and Creativity II; Creative Writing Workshop I; Creative Writing Workshop II; Open Creative Piece I; Open Creative Piece II; Genres and Contemporary Writing; Humour in Literature; Realism and Its Critics; Creative Nonfiction; Found Materials; Situated Professional Placement; Summative Critical Commentary; Summative Creative Portfolio; Children's Literature; Screenwriting.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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