Taught course

Creative Writing

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Develop your portfolio of writing in our prestigious programme designed for emerging and more experienced writers.

Expand your creative writing abilities and ideas with our MA in Creative Writing, designed to evolve your knowledge and perfect your writing skills in one or more literary genres.
Mastering the ability to produce literary works of refinement and skill, you’ll be encouraged to submit work for both publication and showcasing as a developing professional writer.
Our Creative Industries Day and Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series are programmed with you in mind. As a student with us, you will attend workshops, experience classes in various topics in creative writing and develop your own practice in editing and revision.
A trailblazer for Creative Writing in the UK, we nurture new talent with Open Mic nights and our Visiting Writer programme while poetry and literature ring across the city in initiatives such as Cardiff Poetry Experiment. Academics and creatives shed new light on our greatest literary works in our public book club with a difference, Cardiff Book Talk.
A highlight remains our residential writing retreat, enabling you to focus on a range of writing techniques and to present your own creative work in a supportive environment.
You can also make the most of opportunities to gain experience in creative writing teaching for undergraduates.
At Cardiff, we are intrigued by the connections between literature, popular culture and theory. Our English Literature experts teach across the whole chronological span, from Middle English to literature of the twenty-first century, bringing latest research into a varied module portfolio. English Literature at Cardiff is ranked in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
Distinctive features
  • Dedicated teaching staff of professional writers;
  • Opportunities for hands-on experience in teaching Creative Writing;
  • Workshops and readings by eminent authors, along with Open Mic nights at a city centre venue, enabling you to share your writing with an audience to enhance your skills and confidence in public presentations;
  • Small Group workshops;

You will have the opportunity to attend a residential writing retreat at Gregynog Hall, a country mansion with a distinguished artistic heritage in mid-Wales.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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