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Creative Writing (MA)

Course Description

Taught by a team of writers, academic experts and special guests, our programme gives you the opportunity to write in a range of genres and forms, whilst choosing what to submit for feedback. You’ll work on elements of fiction and poetry, as well as genres such as writing for TV and the weird tale. There are also workshops on creative non-fiction such as travel writing, biography and verbatim theatre.

You will receive training in a range of professional skills: how to find an agent, how to run a workshop and how to apply for funding, so you graduate with knowledge of the writing industries, and your place in the sector.

We have writers of TV and radio drama, poetry and fiction on the staff: these are complemented by guests from across the writing industries. You will have an opportunity to take part in workshops, guest readings and open-mic nights on campus, and the department has connections with regional and national literature organisations.

Study areas include fiction, creative non-fiction, commercial genres and the writing industries.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/creative-writing/


Based on application form, sample of written work (2,000-4,000 words), CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees.

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1:
- Departures
- Research Methods
- Perspectives

Semester 2:
- Diversions
- Dissertation

Optional Modules (choose one)

Semester 2:
- Special Subject 2
- Writers and the Writing Industries
- Poetry in the 20th and 21st Centuries


Dissertation of 15,000 words. Other modules normally assessed by two 3,000 word essays (20 credits), or by two 4,000 word essays (30 credits), or equivalent.

Careers and further study

Our graduates work in a range of areas including different forms of writing, creative project management to publishing and blogging. Students from this programme are eligible for PhD study in areas that correspond with their Masters experience.

Bursaries and scholarships

All self-funded UK / EU students accepted for a full-time Master’s programme in this Department receive a bursary of 20% of fees.

All self-funded, part-time students receive a bursary of £600 per annum. All self-funded, full-time international students receive a bursary of 20% of international fees.

Modules listed are correct at the time of publication. Changes may be made to the structure and delivery of programmes, but content will remain broadly the same.

Why choose Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough?

The School of Arts, English and Drama is renowned as one of the world’s top places for studying the visual, literary and performing arts, offering outstanding opportunities across its wide remit. Each course is designed to inspire talented individuals with the drive and determination to succeed.

We provide many exciting ways to enhance skills, including research-led teaching by recognised international scholars, access to multi-million pound facilities, contact with prominent industry links, and superb entrepreneurial support.

A unique range of post-graduate taught programmes and research opportunities encompass art, design, history, theory, performance, postmedieval literature, linguistics studies.

We offer a unique range of postgraduate taught programmes and research opportunities which encompasses art, design, theory, performance by practice, post-medieval literature, creative writing, linguistics and theatre

- Facilities
Our students have full access to our state-of-the-art facilities, which offer a tantalising number of creative possibilities. They provide industry standard outputs, and you will receive an unparalleled level of professional training in using them.

- Career Prospects
Over 92% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our students develop excellent transferable skills because of the range of topics studied on our courses and the diversity of teaching and learning methods we use.

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/creative-writing/

Visit the Creative Writing (MA) page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in English, Drama or a related subject.

Course Fees

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