Taught course

Creative Writing

Edge Hill University · English and History

Entry requirements

You should possess a good honours degree (2:2 or above) or a degree with additional academic support, such as a diploma or comparable qualification, in a professional field. Academic training in an arts subject is an advantage but a commitment to writing as a practice (at whatever stage in a writing career) is more important. A willingness to participate and be self-critical and analytical is also important. A key part of the entry process is the presentation of a portfolio of your creative work (5,000 words of fiction or a group of 10-15 poems.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a programme for practising writers who wish to improve their craft, learn about contemporary forms of writing and continue to reflect on their progress. This is in both terms of a distinctive philosophy of writing (to answer the question, What kind of writer am I), and in terms of the practicalities of making creative work public.

This Masters degree is for writers who have some experience of writing fiction, poetry or prose, but who are not necessarily published and who wish to further this writing within the academic context of creative writing as an academic discipline.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team
+44 (0)1695 657000