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Unleash your creativity with the MA Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) programme at the University of East Anglia. Dive into the dynamic world of literary non-fiction, where you can explore diverse genres like nature-writing, personal essays, biography, and more. This unique programme offers a dedicated focus on non-fiction writing, welcoming students from various backgrounds and ages, creating a vibrant and supportive community. Whether you have a specific project in mind or seek to experiment with different styles, this course provides the perfect platform to hone your skills. Benefit from UEA's renowned faculty, vibrant literary culture, and networking opportunities with leading agents and publishers. After graduation, join an impressive alumni network with a strong publication record. With a 2.1 Bachelor's degree in a literary or related subject and a sample of your creative non-fiction writing, embark on a fulfilling literary career with UEA's MA Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) programme.

About the course

Literary non-fiction is changing in exciting ways, and this is your chance to be a part of it.

Our best modern writers have been experimenting with new forms and subjects. Nature-writing, the personal essay, biography, food journalism, art criticism and memoir are all part of the intellectually stimulating emerging mix.

If you want to develop your own non-fiction writing in any of these genres or one of your own, this MA programme is for you. You’ll study on one of the only dedicated non-fiction MA courses in the UK at the country’s leading university for the teaching of creative writing. This enables you to graduate with the best grounding possible for a successful and fulfilling literary career.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject
Literary or related subject

Candidates are required to submit a sample of biographical writing or creative non-fiction of around 3000 words with their application.

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Value: 10% tuition fee reduction
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Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee reduction


You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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UEA offer a generous range of scholarships every year, including funding for specific countries, schools and subjects. Scholarships include £4-£5,000 awards for students from specific countries, sports scholarships, a £2,000 'Bright Futures' fee reduction for UK-based students and a 10% reduction in fees for UEA alumni.

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