Bournemouth University
Creative Writing and Publishing MA
Bournemouth University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Dissertation/Major project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 7.0
    • Bachelors
    • 7.0
    • Masters
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • 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.


Tuition Fees Creative Writing and Publishing MA

England UK £8500 year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 year 1
Scotland £8500 year 1
Wales £8500 year 1
Channel Islands £8500 year 1
Ireland £8500 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
International £15000 year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year if applicable: £1,850.
Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

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.

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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.

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Where is this programme taught

Talbot Campus
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