Taught course

Creative Writing and the Writing Industries

Loughborough University · English

Entry requirements

Second-class degree (2:2 / 55%) or above in a relevant subject (applicants with other equivalent experience who have a track record of writing, but a lower class or less relevant degree are encouraged to apply). Personal statement of not more than 300 words, and a portfolio of creative writing in any form or genre, of not more than 3,000 words.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Creative Writing and the Writing Industries allows graduates to refine and apply their writing skills in today’s context, and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the writing industries, including publishing pathways, professional practices, and cultural communications.

Postgraduate study in English at Loughborough University is for graduates who aspire to create and interpret the literary cultures of the 21st century. Our courses offer an inclusive and practical approach to textual study and expression, enabling you to enhance your understanding and creation of contemporary writing through peer learning and hands-on projects.

You will be supported to organise and host a literary festival, contributing to the modern literary scene, and join a vibrant community of scholars and experts on campus who will support you in pursuing yourintellectual goals, whether academic, cultural or commercial.

The Creative Writing and the Writing Industries master's programme includes core creative writing modules alongside professional development: you will learn how these things relate to each other in the case of each individual; their writing, skills and aspirations. There are workshops on a range of genres in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, as well as sessions on how to plan, structure and edit completed work in your chosen form. You will also learn about the role of writers in a variety of settings, including the Heritage Sector, community arts and events. The course also includes training on research skills, including accessing information from a range of sources, which are key to postgraduate study, writing the dissertation, and working as a writer.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

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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