Taught course

Creative Writing (Distance Learning)

Lancaster University · English Literature and Creative Writing

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (UK) or equivalent in any subject.

Additional Requirements

As part of your application you will also need to provide

A portfolio of original writing (no more than 12 poems or 20 pages of prose/scriptwriting) showing potential for publication.

An outline (approximately 300-400 words) of your proposed project, which is the single point of assessment and is submitted at the end of the course. This could be a collection of short stories, poems, a script, extracts from a longer fiction, creative non-fiction, or life writing piece

Months of entry


Course content

This international programme links students in the UK and overseas through virtual learning.

The programme is mediated by online tutorials and conferences. A cohort of 18–20 students exchange and critique writing in a range of literary forms. You will be allocated a personal tutor (an expert in your chosen genre), and our course site provides research training modules and a cybercafé where you can meet and communicate informally.

At the end of the Summer Term of your first year, a five day Summer School is held on campus, consisting of workshops, personal progress reviews, and visits by agents, publishers and writers.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,440 for Year 1, £4,520 for Year 2
International students
£8,930 for Year 1, £8,360 for Year 2


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593089