Taught course

Creative Writing

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normaly be expected to have a good honours degree (normally 2.2 or above).

They will be required to submit a portfolio of work to the admissions tutor (usually the Programme Director). A high quality portfolio will take precedence over a first degree and may be taken as evidence of APEL. The portfolio should consist of 10-15 poems and/or 5,000-6,000 words of prose. 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. Up to 30 credits from a comparable programme my be taken as APCL.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

The Keele MA in Creative Writing offers a distinctive and exciting opportunity to develop your creative and professional skills as a writer.

Information for international students

International students who don't have English as a first language will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

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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