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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
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Unleash your poetic potential with the MA Creative Writing Poetry programme at UEA. Dive deep into the art of poetry in a supportive and rigorous environment, surrounded by a community of high-calibre writers. Through intensive workshops and modules, you'll refine your poetic technique, explore publishing opportunities, and delve into the history and theory of poetry. The programme offers a unique blend of creative and critical modules, allowing you to enhance your analytical and verbal skills while developing a publishable body of work. Engage with leading poets and poetry editors, showcase your work at the annual Poetry Festival, and tap into a vibrant network of regional poetry activities. Upon graduation, you'll be well-equipped for diverse careers in the literary arts, with many alumni achieving recognition and success in publishing and poetry. To join this prestigious programme, showcase your passion and talent by submitting a portfolio of up to 20 pages of poetry alongside a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. Embrace the transformative journey of becoming a published poet with UEA's MA Creative Writing Poetry.

About the course

You’ve been writing poetry for so long that it’s become a vital part of your life. You may have tried one-off workshops or short courses but find that they are no longer enough. So now is the time to take it further! 

This MA is your chance to immerse yourself in writing and reading, and discover more about your imaginative, artistic and intellectual capabilities as a poet. You’ll work intensively on your writing practice with expert guidance and support. And you’ll be part of a group that’s of a consistently high standard, which offers (and expects in return) rigorous feedback and discussion. 

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent preferred

Degree Subject
Any subject

Candidates are required to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment with their application - up to 20 pages of poetry.

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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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