Taught course

Creative Writing

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have a good honours degree (this can be waived in certain circumstances), and will be required to submit a portfolio of work to the admissions tutor. If it is considered of sufficient quality, the admissions tutor will pass it on to one of the creative writing tutors specialising in the genre chosen by the applicant. That tutor will then recommend an interview, on which the final decision will be based. The Portfolio should consist of around 6000 words of prose or around 10 poems.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Keele M.A. in Creative Writing offers a distinctive and exciting opportunity to develop your creative and professional skills as a writer.
Working with published writers from within and outside the University, the Keele Writing M.A. offers participants an opportunity to improve their writing and to bring it up to publishable standard while studying a critical and intellectual context in which to situation their work.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-27 months
full time
12-15 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work80

Course contact details

Professor Scott McCracken
01782 734145