Full time & Part time September, January MA, PGDip, PGCert 12 or 15 months full time, up to 3 years part time
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Are you passionate about writing? Take your creativity to new heights with our MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University. Join a supportive and inspiring community of fellow writers and professional authors, and learn how to enhance your writing technique and get published. Our programme offers a comprehensive exploration of renowned writers from the past two centuries, allowing you to develop your skills in characterisation, structure, pacing, and different writing forms. With access to talks, masterclasses, and networking events, you'll have the chance to connect with agents, publishers, and established writers. A good honours degree or relevant professional experience is required. International students should demonstrate an IELTS score of at least 7.0. Transform your writing career today!

About the course

Develop your writing in a supportive and creative environment. Learn from our team of professional writers how to improve your technique - and get published.

Join a course taken by many successful published authors and take your creative writing to a professional level.

Our Masters course in Creative Writing will give you the opportunity to improve your writing by practising and sharing it with a close group of fellow writers, including specialist lecturers who are published authors.

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please see course website for further details.


£9,300 UK students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)
£16,700 International students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)

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Student Profile

Guin Glasford-Brown

Taking the MA Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University is, without doubt, one of the best decisions I have made in recent years.

The MA has been pivotal to my development as an early career writer. It has provided me with a core set of skills on which to build and feedback to enable me to refine my work, to find its hard, bright edge. One of the most valuable aspects of the course has been the opportunity for me to develop my interest in art and writing. I am now writing a series of stories that explore the work of British artist, Julian Opie.

I failed English Literature at school and I don't have a literary background, so putting my work 'out there' alongside published writers was extremely daunting. I want to thank the students I work with, because I have had great support from them, and the teaching staff on the MA who have shown me tremendous encouragement. I am thrilled to have won this award and for my work to be recognised in this way.*

(* Guin won first prize in the National Galleries of Scotland prize for a story she wrote that responds to a painting, 'Imagine You Are Driving', in the gallery. The competition is co-sponsored by the Scottish Poetry Library and English Speaking Union and The Scotsman. Guin's story will be published in The Scotsman and in a collection of winning work later next year. )


Our Alumni Scholarship is for students who have already completed an ARU degree course, and want to undertake further study – whether that’s a Masters degree or a research programme.

This scholarship is available to students starting a course in the 2019/20 academic year.

There are three levels of scholarship, ranging from £400 up to £2,000 in your first year of study.

£2,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degrees, and achieved a 2:1 or above in your previous study
£1,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degree, and achieved below a 2:1 in your previous study
£400 if you’re applying for a postgraduate research degree
This scholarship is a fee discount. We'll deduct it from the tuition fees in your first year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 for a pg taught degree with a 2:1 or above in your ug degree. £1,000 for a postgraduate taught degree with below 2:1 in your ug degree.


To be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship you must:

be starting a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course at ARU. You can be studying full-time or part-time
be from the UK or EU. International students should refer to our International Alumni Scholarship
already hold a full undergraduate honours degree, Masters degree, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma from ARU. We include our predecessor institutions in this, and there is no time limit on when you completed your previous studies.

Application Procedure

There is no need to apply. You'll automatically receive our Alumni Scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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