Taught course

Creative Writing with Specialist Pathways

University of Roehampton · Department of English and Creative Writing

Entry requirements

A good second-class honours degree is normally required as well as a portfolio of writing, consisting of approximately 2000 words of prose (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Journalism) or 15 pages of poetry. If a candidate demonstrates sufficient skill and professional experience in writing, the previous degree requirement may be waived. English requirement is IELTS score of 6.5 in all bands, or equivalent.

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Fiction for Young Readers, Poetry

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Creative Writing (specialist pathway) provides an intensive opportunity for students to focus on a single writing form: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction for Young Readers or Poetry.

The dissertation is substantially longer than on the MA Creative Writing, requiring a greater degree of intensive independent work. At the same time, these degrees offer a significant proportion of structured teaching time and a variety of feedback styles from different tutors/guest lecturers.

Information for international students

English requirement is IELTS score of 6.5 in all bands, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
020 8392 3232