Students are usually required to have an Honours Degree at 2:1 level or higher or GPA average of 3.2 from a recognised national or international university. Students should submit a sample of 4-6 poems or 2,000 words of fiction. All students must provide two positive academic or professional references.
Months of entry
The MA in Creative Writing is an exciting new course at Durham University. 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 programme that will develop students’ practical knowledge of writing poetry and prose fiction. Students will receive structured support through writing workshops and one-to-one tutorials in order to develop their own ideas. Students 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 OR Creative Writing Prose Fiction
- Reading as a Writer
- Reading as a Writer: the Workshop
- Research Project.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 191 334 1000