Taught course

Creative Writing

Loughborough University · Department of English and Drama

Entry requirements

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in English, Drama or a related subject. In addition to the online application and application form, initial assessment will be based on a sample of creative written work (2,000-4,000 words), CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees. The sample of creative work can be a mix of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, which show your strengths and interests as a writer. This can be work that you have produced for a previous course, or an example of work already published.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by a team of writers, academic experts and special guests, our programme gives you the opportunity to write in a range of genres and forms, whilst choosing what to submit for feedback. You’ll work on elements of fiction and poetry, as well as genres such as writing for TV and the weird tale. There are also workshops on creative non-fiction such as travel writing, biography and verbatim theatre.

You will receive training in a range of professional skills: how to find an agent, how to run a workshop and how to apply for funding, so you graduate with knowledge of the writing industries, and your place in the sector.

We have writers of TV and radio drama, poetry and fiction on the staff: these are complemented by guests from across the writing industries. You will have an opportunity to take part in workshops, guest readings and open-mic nights on campus, and the department has connections with regional and national literature organisations.

Study areas include fiction, creative non-fiction, commercial genres and the writing industries.

Information for international students

All applicants are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with at least 6.0 in all individual sub-tests for direct entry onto all postgraduate programmes in the Department of English and Drama.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496