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Full time | University of Chichester | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type


Course Summary

The MA in Creative Writing is focussed on writing as a craft. It is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop their writing, experimenting with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. It is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry, creative non-fiction (biography, autobiography, memoir, travel), film scripts or drama for the stage or radio. You may want to work on one project such as a novel, throughout the course. Or you may wish to explore different genres. The course allows for both options.

Our MA Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice. However, the MA is not a literary critical MA: the approach to reading is one of looking at the craft of writing.

In the intensive MA workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing will achieve its optimum level. We believe in creating a community of writers who can support and learn from one another.

All written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.

Assessment is by a portfolio of creative work with a short accompanying commentary, comprising 6000 words for each module.


Metaphor and the Imagination encourages innovation and experimentation, pushing writers beyond their usual boundaries.?
Creative Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a First Class or Upper Second-Class bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. Students with a Lower Second Class bachelor’s degree, or with qualifications in non-related disciplines, will be considered on a case by case basis.