Taught course

Literature and Creative Writing

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

We will consider all applicants with 2:2 or above, or equivalent international qualifications. For some courses, there may be additional requirements which can be found on our website.

Months of entry

October

Course content

With the expertise of our scholars and creative practitioners, you’ll gain a distinctively unique degree which blends together the highly complementary disciplines of literature and creative writing. You will study a broad range of writing, from lyric poetry to contemporary fiction, whilst the flexible nature of our MA Literature and Creative Writing degree allows you to choose a creative-practice pathway or a theoretical pathway.

Studying literature and creative writing at Essex means that you can build your degree around your interests. Explore literature across time, geography and genre, while challenging yourself with our practice-based creative writing modules. Such modules, like our Creative Writing workshop, helps to hone your literary craft and technique, emphasising innovation and experimentation. You study an eclectic range of topics such as: European Avant-Gardes of the Early Twentieth Century Global Writing and Literature in English Lyric Poetry Psychogeography Writing Audio and Digital Drama Based in our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, you’ll join a community of novelists, dramatists, story-tellers and poets. We’ve nurtured a long tradition of distinguished writers whose work has shaped literature as we know it today, from past giants such as the American poets Robert Lowell and Ted Berrigan, to contemporary writers such as mythographer and novelist Dame Marina Warner, and Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

Information for international students

Entry requirements

You can find international entry requirements for most countries on our webpage www.essex.ac.uk/international. If your country is not listed, please contact Postgraduate Admissions at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

Pre-sessional English Language courses

If you need to improve your English language skills before joining your main degree course, we offer pre-sessional English courses on our campuses in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. To learn more, please visit www.essex.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional

Funding

You can explore scholarship opportunities for your country at www.essex.ac.uk/international or view our university-wide scholarships at www.essex.ac.uk/scholarships.

Fees and funding

There are a wide range of funding options for postgraduate study, including scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts. You can check your eligibility at https://www.essex.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters/fees-and-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk