Creative Writing and Publishing MA
Key Course Facts
You’ll develop creative writing across a variety of forms, focusing on transmedia storytelling and skills to independently publish your work as a publisher; learning skills in editing, PR and marketing, design, production, and budgeting.
Why study MA Creative Writing and Publishing at BU?
Analyse the cultural and critical influences on the writer and publishing industry, as well as your own practice
Learn the skills to be able to write creatively and effectively, to a publishable standard, for a variety of different audiences and media
Work on real-life publishing projects with BU’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing
Learn from experienced writers and practitioners who have also acquired master's degrees and/or doctorates in Creative Writing or English themselves
Benefit from prestigious guest tutors from the world of writing and publishing
Engage with BU’s international writing competitions: The Bournemouth Writing Prize for emerging voices, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories integrating a variety of formats.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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A Bachelor Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in a required subject. Required subject: Communication, Creative Writing, English, Literacy, Cultural Studies, Film or History. IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
Bournemouth University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Tuition Fees Creative Writing and Publishing MA
|England UK||£8500||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||year 1|
Additional fee information
Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Average student cost of living in UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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About Bournemouth University
Established in 1976, Bournemouth University is located in the coastal town of Poole, South West England. Just 20 minutes away from Bournemouth Beach by bicycle, this university has earned itself numerous awards as both a provider of education and of employment. Apart from their reputable courses and programmes that they offer, Bournemouth University gives particular importance to their more than 130 student clubs on-site, which they believe are essential for keeping students happy, as well as giving them the means to add new skills and experiences to their resumes. Bournemouth University has plenty of restaurants, bars, and retail options nearby and the location is great for those who enjoy strolls near the seaside and a pleasant and different social life.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Business Management and Creative Writing BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||84%||5%||11%||£9250||£11400||101||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|English and Creative Writing and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||85%||5%||5%||£9250||£16400||215||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Psychology BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||84%||0%||9%||£9250||£11400||104||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|English and Creative Writing and Psychology BA (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||90%||1%||10%||£9250||£16400||209||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||85%||1%||10%||£9250||£16400||200||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Education (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||84%||3%||10%||£9250||£11400||113||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Business Management and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||84%||5%||11%||£9250||-||101||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Psychology (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||84%||0%||9%||£9250||-||104||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Law with Creative Writing LLB||New College of the Humanities||75%||-||10%||£9250||£14000||151||London||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Education MA||Goldsmiths, University of London||85%||1%||10%||-||-||200||London||On campus Full-time|
|Design for Publishing (including Year 0) BA (Hons)||Norwich University of the Arts||71%||0%||0%||£9250||£15900||145||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Design for Publishing BA (Hons)||Norwich University of the Arts||71%||0%||0%||£9250||£15900||145||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Publishing MA (Hons)||University of Lincoln||71%||0%||0%||£12000||£12000||145||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Publishing MA||Kingston University||71%||0%||0%||£5291||£8690||145||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Part-time|
|Creative Writing and Publishing MA||Bournemouth University||71%||0%||0%||£8500||£15000||145||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|English Literature and Publishing (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)||Bath Spa University||85%||5%||10%||£9250||-||109||Bath||On campus Full-time|
|English Literature and Publishing BA (Hons)||Bath Spa University||85%||5%||10%||£9250||-||109||Bath||On campus Full-time|
|MA Publishing and Contemporary Literature MA||York St John University||85%||5%||10%||-||-||109||York||On campus Part-time|
|Creative Writing: Writing and Publishing Fiction MA||University of Chester||71%||0%||0%||-||-||145||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|MA Publishing and Creative Writing MA||York St John University||71%||0%||0%||-||-||145||York||On campus Full-time|