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  Creative Writing MFA


York St John University    The School of Humanities

Full time & Part time February Other 1 year full-time | 2 years part-time
Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your creative potential with the Creative Writing MFA programme at York St John University. This postgraduate course offers three distinct routes to cater to your individual interests and goals: Publication, Community and Heritage, and Critical and Theoretical. You will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced academic staff, receive personalised feedback, and attend workshops to enhance your writing skills. The programme can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time, allowing flexibility to fit around your schedule. Entry requirements include a Master's degree at Merit/60/B level, along with a writing proposal and sample. Stand out in the competitive job market with a postgraduate qualification, and benefit from career support through LaunchPad. Join the vibrant York Centre for Writing community, engage with renowned authors, and create your own literary masterpiece in a supportive and inspiring environment.

About the course

Develop your creative practice alongside an inspiring group of writers. Further your literary abilities and create a full-length manuscript.

If you have already completed a taught master's degree, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing could be the next step for you, allowing you to pursue a project that you are passionate about. The academic team will work closely with you to develop your writing, and you will approach projects in ways that best suit your individual learning style while you work towards an original and engaging manuscript.

Course overview

There are 3 distinct routes to this course:

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Entry Requirements

MA at Merit/60/B

You will also need to include a writing proposal and writing sample with your application, either in prose, script or poetry of at least 1,000 to 2,000 words, or 3 to 4 poems

We normally consider applicants who have a Master's in Creative Writing or a related subject, such as:

MA in Poetry
MA in Fiction
MA in Literature /English Literature/ Literature Studies
MA in Publishing

However, we will consider applicants with any Master's qualification, and assess your application based on your personal statement, writing proposal and writing sample.


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