Taught course

Creative Writing

York St John University · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first degree in a relevant area at 2:2 or above, and a portfolio of creative writing up to 2,000 words, representing 1 or more of the following genres: scriptwriting, prose writing, poetry.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Creative Writing offers a distinctive and flexible pattern of study which will meet the needs of a wide range of students wishing to extend or develop their interests in Creative Writing.

Our MA courses emphasise the importance of creative practitioners and are enhanced by regular visits from contemporary writers. Visiting writers have included York-born award-winning novelist Kate Atkinson; poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan; novelist and poet Michèle Roberts; novelist Joe Dunthorne; graphic novelist and illustrator Graham Rawle; and award-winning poets Simon Armitage and Daljit Nagra. York St John maintains links with the regional literary community through events such as York Literature Festival. Modules are supplemented by visiting industry professionals, agents and publishers.

Information for international students

Where EC or overseas degrees are held, the candidate will be asked to demonstrate competence in English at level 6.0 or above (IELTS score) and a degree in a relevant subject area equivalent to British standards.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Abi Curtis
01904 876598
01904 876241