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Creative and Critical Writing

University of Suffolk · Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

  • Minimum second class honours degree in a relevant, cognate discipline.
  • Applicants must provide a short (1,500 - 2,000 words) sample of recent, unpublished writing (creative or critical) with their application, plus a personal statement including their reasons for applying, their life experiences and the types of literature they aspire to write.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Suffolk offers you the opportunity to focus on your passion for creative writing whilst engaging with the most up-to-date debates in critical theory. On the course, you will develop skills as a creative writer, reader and researcher, broadening your knowledge of the production and reception of literature under the supervision of qualified academics and award-winning authors.

Studying the MA in Creative and Critical Writing is an inclusive, student-centred experience. The programme aims to nurture your development as a critical and reflective scholar, enhancing your abilities as a creative thinker and communicator. Here you will learn how to nourish your ideas within an inspiring learning environment that supports you in the production of a substantial body of professional-standard writing. The course is delivered as a flexible programme which can accommodate full and part-time study routes. Work at your own pace as you explore a range of established and evolving literary genres, such as historical fiction, memoir, and children’s literature.

The Masters is suitable for anyone seeking to develop skills as a writer and critical thinker. It is also designed to support individuals in a number of professional contexts such as teaching, publishing, editing, and professional writing, as well as those seeking to enhance life skills or progress to doctoral-level study.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8,748 p.a Part-time fee: £972 per 20 credits
International students
£13,995 p.a

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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

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