Taught course

Creative Writing

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a related arts, humanities or social science subject. A writing sample is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The defining feature of the MA in Creative Writing is the particular close attention it gives to the details of the writing process. The teaching goes beyond a simple textbook approach to writing technique and encourages students to take a strategic approach to producing successful work. This involves examining their writing in the contexts of: how their writing is informed by reading; what they see as their long- and short-term aims for their writing; how the publishing industry works; their relations with other writers, particularly their peers on the course.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirement: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of English web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Creative work67
Dissertation33 (14000 words)

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 846 7286