The University of York
Creative Writing PgDip
The University of York

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The programme is aimed at experienced writers who are comfortable with exploring the possibilities of the English language; at writers wishing to develop their creative and critical skills at an advanced level. This is a part-time, postgraduate-level programme delivered wholly online in a fully-supported learning environment. The programme adopts an all-encompassing approach to the discipline of creative writing, taking in a variety of genres and exploring the major forms of prose, poetry and scripts.

Assessments will comprise a balance of creative portfolios at the conclusion of every module, alongside critical essays, reflective journals and literary reviews.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. P

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Writing, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Creative Writing PgDip

EU £3040 year 1
International £3040 year 1
England UK £3040 year 1
Northern Ireland £3040 year 1
Scotland £3040 year 1
Wales £3040 year 1
Channel Islands £3040 year 1

Additional fee information

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 The University of York

The University of York, usually abbreviated to Ebor, is a collegiate research university based in the historic and picturesque city of York, England. It has two main campuses, East and West, which are just a few minute’s walking distance apart. It also has another site known as King’s Manor just North-West of the city centre.

Student composition of The University of York

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Heslington
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