Taught course

Creative Writing

Bangor University · School of English

Entry requirements

Applicants to this programme should normally have a 2(i) undergraduate BA (Hons) degree in English Literature, or a related subject, demonstrating high achievement in elements relevant to the proposed research or equivalent experience. They should also, in their applications, outline the area in which they wish to specialise.

Months of entry


Course content

A Creative Writing MA may be the first step towards a writing career, or a chance for more experienced writers to develop their work from a new perspective. This course consists of two parts. Part One must be successfully completed before proceeding to the second part, the dissertation.

Part 1 modules: creative writing: poetry; creative writing: prose; introduction to literary theory, scholarship and research. Optional modules: open essay / portfolio; transcreative writing; modules may also be taken from any part of the MA in English programme. Part 2: Dissertation - is a chance to develop a longer piece of creative writing (20,000 words) in consultation with a supervisor. It will involve a series of one-to-one supervisory meetings during the summer, once Part 1 has been completed successfully.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English: An IELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0 is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months
full time
1 months

Course contact details

Director of Graduate Studies
01248 383044