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Creative Writing and the Writing Industries MA

Creative Writing and the Writing Industries MA

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Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | 03-OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type


Course Summary

This degree offers the opportunity to develop skills in a range of genres, and the impetus to work towards completed creative work of publishable standard. It also exposes the students to a wide range of professional development training and opportunities, encouraging students to think about their transferrable skills and career as a writer, as well as their own writing.

The course includes core creative writing modules alongside professional development: students will learn how these things relate to each other in the case of each individual; their writing, skills and aspirations. There are workshops on a range of genres in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, as well as sessions on how to plan, structure and edit completed work in your chosen form. Students will also learn about the role of writers in a variety of settings, including the Heritage Sector, community arts and events. The course also includes training on research skills, including accessing information from a range of sources, which are key to post-graduate study, writing the dissertation, and working as a writer.


On this collaborative, project-based module, students will collectively plan, curate, promote, and hold a modest literary festival at the end of semester two, open to the public and the Loughborough University community. This will involve developing and utilising practical skills in terms of event planning and organisation, logistics and scheduling, and marketing and promotion. Intellectual and literary discussions will inform decisions over invitee authors, the design, tone, and theme of the festival, considerations of representation and equality, and the drafting of interview questions and introductory speeches. Collaboration with LU Arts is possible and the module will also be an opportunity to showcase creative writing by students on the Creative Writing and the Writing Industries MA.

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Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree (2:1) or above in a relevant subject (applicants with other equivalent experience who have a track record of writing, but a lower class or less relevant degree are encouraged to apply). Personal statement of not more than 300 words, and a portfolio of creative writing in any form or genre, of not more than 3,000 words.