Taught course

Creative Writing

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent. For further information, please see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Our lively programme focuses on the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars which engage in a close study of contemporary writing. We encourage collaboration with other art forms, allowing students to tap into our on-campus theatre and concert hall, the prestigious Winchester School of Art, and the research taking place in English and other disciplines. Visiting writers and editors deepen student understanding of the publishing world. The programme culminates in a creative writing dissertation developed in consultation with a published writer.

Assessment methods:
You will be assessed by traditional means, such as essays, but, depending on the modules you choose you will also be asked to work in groups and teams to make presentations. You will also manage a large independent research project: the Masters dissertation. The 20,000 word dissertation is a core element in establishing the acquisition of appropriate skills and the application of research techniques. Your supervisor will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.

Modules: Creative skills workshop 1 and 2; plus 2 optional modules from: international writing; performance, internet, poetics; screenwriting; plus a creative writing project.

For further information, please see our website.

Information for international students


Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 6809