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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type


Course Summary

This course creates publishable, disciplined fiction and poetry under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed authors. Work under the guidance of internationally acclaimed writers of fiction and poetry. Graduate with a coherent and extensive body of creative work. Hone your skills with a focus on writing, reinforced with sound criticism and editing. Acquire the discipline and market awareness needed to create publishable work. Join numerous acclaimed authors as an alumnus of a longstanding, well-regarded course. This course takes your work, and your ambition, seriously. You'll focus on your own writing, under the guidance of acclaimed authors of fiction and poetry. You'll leave with a body of work you can be proud of. With a focus on the disciplined honing of your skills, this course is designed to help you become a publishable writer. You'll be assessed on writing projects frequently, with a culture of self-reflection and peer reviews. You'll take part in genre-specific creative workshops, benefit from one-to-one tutelage and take modules based around criticism and research acquiring the grounding that underpins great work. This course prepares you for a career in: writing fiction, poetry, children's writing and memoir; editing; teaching; further research; blog and online writing; copyediting,; proofreading and ghost-writing; reviewing and criticism; copywriting.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The Contemporary Writer (30 Credits) - Core
Novel (30 Credits) - Core
The Craft: Short Fiction And Poetry (30 Credits) - Core
The Workshop (30 Credits) - Core
Writing Up (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A folder of original writing demonstrating postgraduate level potential and, normally, a degree in English or related discipline is required.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 7,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for highly skilled employment, creative problem-solving and dealing with...more