Taught course

Creative Writing

Loughborough University · Department of English and Drama

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in English, Drama or a related subject. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

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 such as 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. You will have opportunities to take part in workshops, guest readings and open-mic nights on campus, and the School has connections with regional and national literature organisations.

In addition to the online application, initial assessment will be based on a sample of written work (2,000-4,000 words), CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

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

(0)1509 223378