Taught course

Creative Writing: Prose

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

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree - UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent. Admission is via submission of a portfolio of prose writing for assessment, and an interview (Skype option available for overseas applicants). Please visit UEA’s website for complete details.

Months of entry


Course content


The MA course offers intensive immersion in the study of writing prose fiction, with the principal aim of helping you develop a deeper understanding of the craft and context of producing serious fiction. This Master’s in Creative Writing Prose Fiction at UEA is the longest-running in the UK, enjoying unparalleled success in terms of the publications and prizes achieved by its alumni.


Students take core creative modules, but can also choose from a wide range of critical courses available to all Masters students in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. MA students are also required to attend the Research Methodology series of lectures.


Students can attend follow-up tutorials with their class tutor each time their work is discussed in a workshop, plus each student is assigned a supervisor for support throughout their dissertation. The greatest asset of this MA is the cohesiveness and calibre of the talented students who join the course. UEA also maintain close links with their creative writing alumni, who regularly visit UEA to give lectures, seminars and masterclasses.


Graduates will be more adept and self-aware in their own practice, benefitting from UEA’s excellent links with agents and publishers. The annual anthology of student writing is also distributed widely, and following graduation you have the opportunity to be paired with a literary agent for a four month mentoring period, including feedback on writing and future guidance.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 each section, 7.0 in writing); PTE (Pearson): 68 (minimum 55 each section, 68 in writing)

Fees and funding

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515