Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject, and will need to submit a portfolio of your creative or life writing when you apply. Your portfolio should include one item, or a combination of items, from the following list (up to a maximum of 6,000 words): 1 or 2 short stories 10-15 poems 2 or 3 extracts from a novel 2 or 3 extracts from non-fiction writing

Months of entry


Course content

In collaboration with London-based cultural institutions, this programme caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners.

There is a growing interest in linking cultural sector practices to those of education, to the benefit of both. This programme creates a valuable partnership across the Department of Educational Studies and the creative writing team in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions: the British Library, English and Media Centre, Poetry Society, Apples and Snakes, Ministry of Stories, The Complete Works.

The course caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners. The MA Writer/Teacher develops insights into creative writing practices that provide a critical perspective on relations and discourses of teaching and learning in contemporary education.

The programme enables students to establish and strengthen their identity as writers and educators in informal and formal learning contexts (eg Writing Workshop and project based dissertation). You'll develop strong writing skills to a potentially publishable level and will be able to engage in sustained practical and theoretical research into writing practices. Practices of creative writing and practices of teaching and learning are brought into a productive relationship.

As part of the programme you'll rethink notions of writing pedagogy in a range of contexts, including local community sites. You may be given the opportunity to contribute to:

* performance poetry workshops and events conducted by Apples and Snakes
* poetry performances and sessions run by the Poetry Society
* drama projects created by The Complete Works
* writing projects developed by the English and Media Centre
* writing workshops in a range of forms led by the Ministry of Stories
* creative research projects run by the British Library

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element).

Fees and funding

See our website for more details about funding http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300