Taught course

Creative Writing

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Usual requirements are a degree and strong creative writing ability. However applicants without an undergraduate degree will also be considered. All applicants should submit samples of their creative writing with their application.

Prose, poetry and writing for performance

Months of entry


Course content

Through creative writing, you can express your thoughts, feelings and emotions to inform, captivate, inspire and move your audience with the written word. The first Masters degree of its kind in the North East of England, Northumbria’s MA in Creative Writing is a practical degree, designed for people who wish to become published creative writers, as well as for those involved in teaching creative writing, or other areas of the writing industry.

You will explore various aspects of new writing, including prose and writing for performance. The degree provides workshops taught by experienced creative writers; the opportunity to produce pieces of writing with others, involving discussion of technique; tutorial, group critiquing and editing sessions; and the opportunity to mix with other writers and become involved in the writing community of the North East.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444