Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
Kingston University · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MFA

Entry requirements

We normally expect applicants to have:

  • a good first degree
  • a sample of creative writing (5,000 words)
  • a personal statement (1,000 words); and
  • references.

Occasionally, a first degree is not required if the standard of submitted writing is high enough.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Kingston University is proud to offer the first Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the UK. This course offers talented and aspiring writers the chance to refine their skills under the tutelage of acclaimed professionals while receiving accredited training and experience in teaching in higher education.

You'll develop a unique combination of creative and practical skills on this course, which will prepare you simultaneously for a career as a published writer and an accredited teacher of creative writing.

You'll attend writing workshops; examine literary genre and texts; take a module designed to prepare you for the world of publishing; and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice in the first year of the course. In the second year you progress to smaller group writing workshops; and take a suite of modules culminating in the University's postgraduate teaching certificate. The extensive one-to-one supervision for the dissertation leading to the MFA (no less than 40,000 words) will be provided by one of the course's permanent staff, or one of our distinguished professors.

Creative Writing MFA students can take the Introduction to Learning and Teaching part 1 (ILT1) a non-accredited course run at Kingston University which aims to support new colleagues and PhD students with teaching and learning.

Qualification and course duration

MFA

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

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