Entry requirements

You submit a portfolio of writing, published or unpublished, of recent creative work. This must be no more than ten pages long typed at 11pt. in any literary genre, of prose (2000 words fiction or non-fiction), and/or six - 10 poems, and/or 10 pages of playscript or screenplay. We also require two satisfactory references. We also require two satisfactory references. You will then be interviewed by members of the MA Creative Writing team. Applications will be considered throughout the year for entry in September of any academic year. Selection for a place on the course is based on your work and your interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is aimed at emerging writers, providing you with the skills and disciplines you need to advance. It’s founded upon the philosophy that writers can benefit from the same kind of training enjoyed by actors, musicians, and visual artists.

Admission to the course is based on talent, commitment and potential. Applicants submit a portfolio of writing, published or unpublished, and are then interviewed by members of the MA teaching team. Applications are considered throughout the year for entry in September of any academic year.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your writing in the forms of your choice – be it fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, writing for theatre, or poetry – and extend your range in genres that may be new to you.

You’ll attend our programme of guest speakers and public events devoted to cultivating the creative imagination, the life of ideas and the literary arts, all organised by the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing based within the School of English.

Information for international students

We enrol a number of international students each year and encourage further applications.

Fees and funding

Refer to website

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33

Course contact details

Name
School of English
Email
english@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595