Taught course

Creative Writing and Publishing

City, University of London · Department of English

Entry requirements

You will normally have an upper second class degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent, but successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, or a professional qualification, or relevant experience may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a writer seeking to develop publishing industry knowledge alongside writing skills, this programme is ideal. You can get hands-on publishing experience and enhance your creative practice.

Whether you are an experienced writer or relatively new to the field, you will be equipped with new professional competencies from creative digital content to traditional print. You will be introduced to the fast-paced world of commercial publishing and learn the how the different sectors of the publishing industry from commercial fiction to academic publishing fit together in a global industry.

We aim to improve your skills as a creative writer, particularly as a writer of short stories and novels through weekly workshops with published authors. You will also build the practical print and digital skills and experience needed to better engage with the publishing industry and work within it.

The publishing part of your MA will focus on the changes impacting on the publishing world as a result of the digital revolution, and will look at the different professional roles in publishing. The course examines commercial fiction and non-fiction publishing, children's publishing, education and academic publishing as core sectors in the industry.

Fees and funding

Please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/creative-writing-and-publishing

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 0249