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MA Creative and Critical Writing

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literary Criticism Creative Writing

Course type


Course Summary

This highly successful MA in Creative and Critical Writing was one of the first in the UK to offer modules dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching creative writing, and the theoretical and practical analysis of the creative process. These options complement the creative and critical strands of the degree and offer you the chance to become a writer prepared for the modern professional arenas in which you may find yourself. There are opportunities to attend The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, and Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts. There are monthly public open readings, and there is a vibrant cultural life in Cheltenham and the surrounding county. As part of the MA in Creative and Critical Writing, you will work with practicing and published writers to hone your craft and concentrate on your specific genre. Our staff will help you to develop your own distinctive voice and will advise on possible avenues to publication. Modules with a more academic focus allow you to engage with literary theory and academic studies of influential writers€™ work.

Different course options

Full time | Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will need to have a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent and they will be required to submit a portfolio.

University information

Join the University of Gloucestershire and you will be part of a creative, professional community of 1,000 postgraduate students, 2,000 staff and an alumni network of 40,000 graduates. The University has a growing reputation for its high level of satisfied students and excellent teaching. They strive to be outward looking, and are intensively engaged in partnerships with local industry to enrich students’ learning and boost their career...more