Taught course

Creative and Critical Writing

Birkbeck, University of London · English and Humanities

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree or above in a relevant subject from an accredited university.

Months of entry


Course content

This new interdisciplinary Master’s degree offers blended learning in the interconnected fields of creative writing and critical thinking, by combining both practice-based learning and specialism in contemporary literature, culture and criticism. The MA Creative and Critical Writing explores critical methods and debates on experimental literature, media, popular culture, technology and cultural development. You will have the opportunity to develop your critical thinking skills as well as fiction and non-fiction writing.

This exciting course combines practice-led workshops with specialist lectures and seminars. Each year of study offers a complementary mix of modules on literature and creative writing.

The dissertation in the final year enables you to display both your creative and critical work through two connected pieces of 7500 words each.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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