Taught course

Creative Writing Crime Fiction

University of East Anglia · School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC)

Entry requirements

Degree Subject UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent preferred but not essential.

For more information see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The two year, part-time, low-residency Creative Writing MA in Crime Fiction at UEA provides the opportunity to create a full-length novel under the guidance of award-winning crime writers and experienced creative writing tutors – without having to relocate or give up work. The course is delivered via a specifically designed, highly inclusive online platform, and three short residential periods per year. These incorporate a mix of creative and critical workshops and seminars, and a masterclass from a leading crime writer. Those involved include Lee Child, Melanie McGrath, Mark Billingham and Ian Rankin. Visits from literary agents and editors also take place during the May residential period.

Modules delivered by distance learning include tutor and student lead group presentations, discussions, workshopping, and one-on-one Skype tutorials. Course material, including original recordings, is easily available on the programme’s specific web pages.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s funding options.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515