Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

As part of the application procedure, applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio of creative material (5,000 words prose or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Surrey’s MA Creative Writing is about more than just words. It’s a pathway to finding your own unique literary voice.

Drawing on the experience of our published writers and academics, you’ll engage with intriguing literary theories and writing techniques, and discover how to find your niche and engage with the publishing world. As part of our School of Literature and Languages, you’ll share ideas within a diverse, creative community and be able to attend a calendar of events that will broaden your thinking and develop your writing skills – this includes the annual Surrey New Writers’ Festival and Surrey Poetry Festival.

Our MA Creative Writing course encourages lateral thought and will sharpen your research and writing abilities.

You may join us as a relatively new writer, wanting to experiment with a range of forms and discover your voice and genre. Alternatively, you may arrive with a more advanced project you want to develop further. Either way, the extensive experience of our published writers and academics, including our Distinguished Writer-in-Residence and Poet in Residence, will help you hone your technical ability, and deepen your understanding of the cultural, literary and theoretical history of text production.

This course could be your stepping stone to a career in writing, communications, publishing, marketing, advertising, journalism or teaching, or a gateway to PhD study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682222