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Develop your writing in a supportive and creative environment, with tips from our team of professional writers on how to improve your technique and get published.
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.
A Masters at ARU could help you find your way into something extraordinary. Whatever your reasons for study, we offer a range of courses that start in both September and January, and with over 85 Masters degrees offering full and part-time study options, you will find the flexibility you need to get you there.
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.
£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.
There is no need to apply. You'll automatically receive our Alumni Scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria.