Bath Spa University
Creative Writing MA
Bath Spa University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 35 graduates of Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Drama & Theatre.

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
35 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Drama & Theatre

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Drama & Theatre at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £18500 £22500
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £22000 £14000 - £23000 £17000 - £27500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Drama & Theatre

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20903 £17931 £21753
25-75 percentile range £17825 - £24915 £12598 - £22386 £15916 - £27274

Course Description

Our MA Creative Writing course is designed to help you write a novel, collection of poems, collection of stories or work of non-fiction.

  • Excellent record of helping students achieve publication.
  • Widely regarded as one of the best courses of its kind.
  • Taught by an extremely strong team of published writers.

Our full-time Creative Writing course will help you to bring a novel, book of poems, book of short stories or work of non-fiction as near to publishable quality as possible.

Working with tutors and other writers on the course, you’ll develop your writing and build up a substantial body of work. Weekly workshops are taught by a strong team of published writers, and there are regular visits by literary agents, publishers, magazine editors and broadcasters, as well as other writers.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University

30% Secretarial and related occupations
10%
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Sales occupations
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

**You’ll be assessed entirely by coursework:** mainly creative writing, plus two short essays, a manuscript proposal and a short commentary on the manuscript in progress.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • Foundation
    • 6.5
    • Mphil / PhD
    • 7.0
    • PGCE
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Writing, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

We offer places on the course on the basis of your portfolio of creative writing and an interview, which for overseas applicants may be virtual or by telephone. We are looking for writers of prose fiction (any genre), poetry or literary non-fiction whom we consider to have the potential to publish their work in the near future.

The portfolio you provide should consist of no more than twenty pages of prose fiction, poetry or literary non-fiction, or a combination of these. It is most helpful if the portfolio includes the kind of writing you wish to develop on the course.

Costs

Tuition Fees Creative Writing MA

England UK £9055 year 1
Northern Ireland £9055 year 1
Scotland £9055 year 1
Wales £9055 year 1
Channel Islands £9055 year 1
Ireland £9055 year 1
EU £17645 year 1
International £17645 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Bath Spa University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Bath Spa University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #23 
    • #26 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #46 
    • #56 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 9 university rankings of Bath Spa University

About Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is located in the rural outskirts of the English city of the same name, Bath. This institution of higher education takes pride in that they have the faculty resources and initiative to treat students as individuals, by learning their strengths and weaknesses, and thus being able to help them find work placements that align with their goals. In your free time, you can find academic and social experiences through Bath Spa’s more than 70 student clubs and societies.

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Student composition of Bath Spa University

undergraduates:
7335
postgraduates:
1285
Total:
8620
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Where is this programme taught

Newton Park Campus
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