Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Other qualifications and relevant professional or practical experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
  • A sample of your creative writing (i.e. short stories; novel-in-progress; poems; play or film scripts; articles for newspapers) between two and five thousand words, which demonstrates appropriate ability and commitment, should be submitted with your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London 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 Creative Writing master's course will appeal to writers who wish to try out a number of areas before deciding which they are best at or those who already know their strongest form, but feel the need to gain expertise in other fields to fund their speciality.

In addition, the course provides instruction on writing in the community, creative writing teaching and the organisation and funding of arts events.

We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ 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.

Aims

  • This degree will give you instruction and practice in a broad range not only of writing forms, but also of strategies and techniques within those forms.
  • You will be introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres.


We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ 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.

The Creative Writing master's programme will 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.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599