Creative Writing and Publishing MA
Key Course Facts
Reasons to choose Kingston:
– Kingston has links with major publishers, such as Hachette UK, Yale University, Bloomsbury, Faber and Macmillan. Course content is informed by an advisory board of industry figures. – You will have the opportunity to contribute to Kingston University’s publication, Ripple, which includes fiction, poetry, reviews and creative non-fiction and is edited by students on the course. – You will become part of Kingston’s thriving community, with events such as readings, lectures from published authors, editors and agents, masterclasses and enriching discussions.
About this course:
This course examines not only the craft of writing, but also how the publishing industry works. You will develop a creative writing portfolio alongside studying trends in the industry.
The creative writing element of this course is workshop-led, with an opportunity to specialise in the genre of your choice. The publishing element focuses on marketing-led commercial and trade publishing, industry structure and core skills.
For your final assessment, you may choose a creative writing dissertation, a publishing dissertation or undertake a practical publishing project.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates are required to submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing. Occasionally initial degree is not required if the standard of writing is high enough. Please see our website for international entry requirements.
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
Kingston 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||£9620||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9620||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the 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 Kingston University
Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.
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|
|Education and English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||85%||5%||0%||£9250||£16400||185||Glasgow||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||City University London||71%||0%||0%||£5140||£8390||145||London||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|