Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2.2 Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university for definite consideration. Applicants of appropriate standard will then be invited to an interview. Interviews are arranged in April and August. Applications made during or after August for the forthcoming academic year can be considered in exceptional circumstances. English Language requirements: please check website for latest information.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Creative Writing is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms: novels: film scripts; poems; journalism; rather than specialise in only one. The broad range of techniques and strategies taught on the MA Creative Writing gives you the opportunity to experiment and discover which suits you best. If you are already specialising in a particular area of writing, It will underpin your expertise by equipping you with a varied knowledge of other methods.

We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating your creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project. You will be introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres.

Ultimately, the programme aims to prepare you for

  • a career as a creative or feature writer
  • progression to doctorate-level creative writing or journalistic research
  • employment in the creative industries or other areas of work where writing skills are a central requirement

Our Creating Writing students are taught by some of the most talented and experienced writers publishing in the industry today. Brunel's creative writing staff have between them published over 80 books and have written for television, film and radio. The team includes writer and broadcaster Will Self and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 full-time; £3,750 part-time
International students
£15,750 full-time; £7,875 part-time

For up-todate information please check our https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator