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Full time | University of Greenwich | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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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

In this creative writing master's, you will be guided by expert writers through each of the core genres of prose fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and creative non-fiction. You’ll be able to experiment with topics, styles, forms and hybrids, leading to a substantial portfolio of original creative work.

Among our innovative approaches to imaginative writing, we encourage students to explore links between texts and other disciplines, such as history, theory, politics, and cultural studies. Different writing techniques and reflective practices will help you advance your skills in textual analysis and encourage you to consider the opportunities and challenges of writing.

Creative writing graduates will be well-placed to pursue careers in writing, academia, research, journalism, publishing, teaching, and creative and heritage industries, amongst other occupations. The course also benefits practitioners in these fields who wish to advance their writing or career prospects.

A postgraduate degree in this field will allow you to embed the research training necessary for embarking on extended independent scholarship along with the delivery of subject knowledge, understanding and expertise. Graduates have the potential to pursue careers in writing, academia, research, journalism, publishing, teaching, and creative and heritage industries, amongst other occupations.


This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to create works of innovative poetry at an advanced level. This will be achieved through a programme of reading and discussion, combined with writing and workshopping, to mutually reinforce the accumulation of subject and technical knowledge with the exercise and development of practical skill. Throughout, students will be asked to recognize and innovate with advanced forms and techniques, practically engaging their wider theoretical learning via an undertaking of writing exercises and the practical processes of critiquing, editing and publishing.

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Entry requirements

Students should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above (or an equivalent qualification - both level and grade - from a recognised non-UK university) in a relevant discipline in humanities or social sciences subject (or non-UK equivalent). Other areas may also be considered as suitable. Applicants may be invited for an interview. Some experience of creative writing is expected. Some knowledge of literature and literary analysis would be beneficial, but it is not a requirement for entry onto the programme.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. Whether you’re considering a taught Master’s degree or postgraduate research study, we offer a great place to study. Our strength is in our faculty’s...more