Taught course

Creative Writing (Non-Fiction)

City, University of London · Journalism and Publishing

Entry requirements

You will normally have a UK honours 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. You will need to submit 5,000 words of non-fiction and may need to attend an interview as part of the application process. (Overseas applicants may be interviewed by telephone.)

Months of entry


Course content

The Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) MA provides you with essential skills and a supportive and challenging environment in which to: develop your reportorial and research skills, experiment with approaches to writing narrative non-fiction, reflect on your own and others' work, learn about the publishing industry, shape a full-length work of narrative non-fiction into a marketable proposal.
The course, run mainly in the evening, encourages you to be ambitious and imaginative. The unifying factor for all writers accepted onto the course is your intention to deliver information through a narrative structure.
Our ethos is excellence and diversity and we admit students from all over the world of different ages, experiences and backgrounds.
Our definition of narrative non-fiction includes biography, travel, history, life writing, true crime, sports and other forms of sustained and structured non-fiction storytelling.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £5,500*
Full-time Non EU: £7,500*
The fees listed above are per year.
Scholarships: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.
Prizes: Students can apply for two industry-sponsored awards, which may lead to agent representation and cash prizes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 8753