Taught course

Creative Writing

Durham University · Department of English Studies

Entry requirements

A Honours Degree at 2:1 level or higher or GPA average of 3.2 from a recognised national or international university. You should submit a sample of 4-6 poems or 2,000 words of fiction, as well as two positive academic or professional references.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by award-winning writers Dr Paul Batchelor, Professor Claire Harman, Dr Kayo Chingonyi, Ms Sophie Collins, and Dr Sam Riviere. This is an academically rigorous course that will develop your practical knowledge of writing poetry and prose fiction. You will receive structured support through writing workshops and one-to-one tutorials in order to develop your own ideas. You will also study a broad range of literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, and produce new work in response.

Core modules:

• Creative Writing Poetry

• Creative Writing Prose Fiction

• Reading as a Writer

• Reading as a Writer: the Workshop

• Research Project.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500.00 per year
International students
£19,500.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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