Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of English and Modern Languages
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline and must be able to demonstrate ability in creative writing.

A portfolio of recent creative work must be submitted consisting of 2000 words prose, or 5 poems, or a proportionate mixture of the two. Applicants may also be interviewed. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education and you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possible to consider your application based on evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience, the support of your referees and your portfolio of written work.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should hold one of the following qualifications:

  • British Council (IELTS) Test: band 7 overall with at least 6 in each band
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency: grade C or above
  • NEAB University Test in English for Speakers of Other Languages: Pass
  • JMB Test in English for Overseas Students: grade 1, 2 or 3.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Creative Writing MA is all about growing your writing in a workshop environment. Our simple aim is to get you writing, then to provide insightful, sometimes challenging, but always supportive feedback.

All your teachers are genuine, commercially-published, practising writers. In every session you’ll actually write and get reactions. We believe that this makes our course unique. Your time here will be a decisive stage in the development of your writing.

Your learning will be supported by our Creative Writing Fellows, who include: Patience Agbabi, Nick Cohen, Philip Gwyn Jones, Steven Hall, and Philip Pullman.

Our graduates’ recent achievements mean that agents and publishers really listen when they hear you’re with us. All major projects gaining a distinction are looked at with a view to representation by:

  • top agents Felicity Bryan Associates (who visit us each year)
  • legendary London publisher Philip Gwyn Jones.

People like this are the gatekeepers of literary success; our aim is to get them to open those gates for you.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

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
  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848