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The MA in Creative Writing at Birmingham City University is the perfect programme for aspiring novelists, poets, scriptwriters, and non-fiction authors. Taught by renowned writers and supported by a range of guest seminars and masterclasses, this programme will help you develop your skills and advance your writing career. The entry requirements include submitting a portfolio of your creative work, whether published or unpublished, and two satisfactory references. You'll have the opportunity to explore various writing forms, attend guest speaker events, and receive exclusive access to Masterclasses. With outstanding facilities and a focus on employability, this programme is a fantastic choice for aspiring writers.

About the course

Our MA in Creative Writing helps you to develop your potential as a novelist, poet, scriptwriter or non-fiction author. It is taught by distinguished writers, with the support of a superb range of guest seminars and masterclasses by visiting authors, editors and agents, through our Institute of Creative and Critical Writing.


Our MA is aimed at emerging writers, providing you with the skills and disciplines you need to advance. It’s founded upon the philosophy that writers can benefit from the same kind of training enjoyed by actors, musicians, and visual artists.

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Entry Requirements

You submit a portfolio of writing, published or unpublished, of recent creative work.

This must be no more than ten pages long typed at 11pt. in any literary genre, of prose (2000 words fiction or non-fiction), and/or six - 10 poems, and/or 10 pages of playscript or screenplay.

We also require two satisfactory references.

You may be interviewed by members of the MA Creative Writing team.

Applications will be considered throughout the year for entry in September of any academic year.

Selection for the course is based on your application portfolio and, where relevant, your interview.

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Where will I study?

Where is Birmingham City University


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Student Profile

Ms Shirley Lloyd, MA Creative Writing student and Student Academic Leader

"We are very fortunate students to have a Faculty who are pulling out all the stops to help writers of the future fulfil their writing ambitions. I appreciate the lengths that you and rest of the School of English go to, to make BCU's MA in Creative Writing course such an exciting experience. Thank you."

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