Entry requirements

Applicants are assessed on a 2,000 word creative writing portfolio. Undergraduate degree in relevant subject at 2:2 or above.

Applicants should state their preferred area - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction or Writing for Children - on application.
If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

Our experienced team of published authors will build on your passion for writing. Together we’ll hone your craft and help you find a unique voice.

We’ll also develop your understanding of the publishing industry and show you how to access it.
The course is designed with a flexible approach to learning. Many of our students are adult learners who have been writing independently for a while, and are now ready to take the next steps towards a writing career.
The Creative Writing MA at Canterbury Christ Church offers a stimulating course with a commercial edge, taught by experienced tutors who are successful writers themselves. We believe that all writers need a core toolkit of skills, but we also understand that our students often want to specialise in an area of writing about which they’re passionate. That’s why we offer pathways that allow you to explore subgenres within Fiction, Writing for Children and Creative Non-Fiction, supported by subject specialists.
Our course is structured with busy lives in mind, with a combination of intensive Study Days, distance learning and tutorials. We also offer a strong focus on developing professional practice in writers, looking at skills such as self-presentation, pitching and understanding the publishing industry.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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