Taught course

Creative, Digital and Professional Writing - MA

London Metropolitan University · School of Art, Architecture and Design

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a 2:2 UK degree or equivalent (a relevant professional qualification or experience will also be considered)
  • submitted two contrasting writing samples of 750 words each

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why study this course?

Do you love writing but also want to earn a living? The Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA is an exciting and innovative course that will allow you to develop your creative writing abilities while equipping you with the multimedia, digital skills required by professional writers working in the creative industries – media, journalism, film, publishing, e-books, marketing and the communications industry. You'll be taught by lecturers who are academics and award-winning professionals, with the skills, contacts and profile in these industries to help you develop a distinctive and individual writing voice that is also attractive to employers. This master's degree benefits from an advisory, industry-based panel, connecting the degree with the latest professional knowledge, innovation and changes.

More about this course

This innovative MA will help you develop cutting-edge, flexible writing skills to a wide range of professional settings and literary modes, and find and develop your creative ideas to thrive in the creative industries.

Making use of both the University's £100,000 newsroom, its award-winning staff, guest lecturers from the industry and a professional advisory panel, you'll develop an understanding of the demands and opportunities of a professional writing career.

You'll also benefit from work placements and the activities organised by the University's Centre for Research into Media, Identity and Culture (MiC).


You'll be assessed through assignments, coursework, media artefacts and portfolios made up of written, visual and audio original work.

Modular structure

Core modules include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Feature Journalism

Option modules include:

  • Advertising
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Scriptwriting

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.

Information for international students

Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Course contact details

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