University of East Anglia
Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) MA
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 55 graduates of Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) MA and other courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
55 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy 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 £32000 £36000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £20500 - £40000 £28000 - £40000 £31000 - £42000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25018 £24761 £30546
25-75 percentile range £22509 - £29964 £18767 - £33282 £22522 - £40793

Course Description

Overview

Literary non-fiction is changing in exciting ways, and this is your chance to be a part of it.

Our best modern writers have been experimenting with new forms and subjects. Nature-writing, the personal essay, biography, food journalism, art criticism and memoir are all part of the intellectually stimulating emerging mix.

If you want to develop your own non-fiction writing in any of these genres or one of your own, this MA programme is for you. You’ll study on one of the only dedicated non-fiction MA courses in the UK at the country’s leading university for the teaching of creative writing. This enables you to graduate with the best grounding possible for a successful and fulfilling literary career.

About This Course

This is one of very few courses in the UK that gives you the opportunity to concentrate exclusively on writing non-fiction. Our students come from extremely varied backgrounds, and in the past have included barristers, a zoologist, actors, doctors, teachers, a Master of Wine and an asparagus farmer!

The age range is diverse, too: from people in their early twenties to those in their sixties and seventies. Students come from all parts of the globe, but all are united in their desire and commitment to writing non-fiction. The diversity of students and the range of their interests is one of the great strengths of the course, as is its collegiate atmosphere: you’ll learn as much constructively critiquing your peers’ writing as you will writing your own pieces.

Some people come with a project in mind, others have no specific idea about what they want to write. Either approach is fine – the course gives you the opportunity to develop an existing project and to experiment with different subjects and voices. Your time at UEA offers you a unique opportunity to focus on your writing in a stimulating and supportive environment.

We encourage you to take advantage of UEA’s and Norwich’s vibrant literary culture. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s leading agents and publishers.

We publish an anthology of our students’ writing each year and distribute it to a key list of editors, agents and critics.

Disclaimer

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 (Non-Fiction) MA at University of East Anglia

25% Teaching Professionals
25% Protective service occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Media Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Engineering professionals

Please see our website www.uea.ac.uk for further information.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7

minimum 70 in Writing, 6.0 in other components

IELTS (Academic) 7

minimum 70 in Writing, 6.0 in other components

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has a number of scholarships and bursaries available for Home, EU and Overseas students. Further details can be found on the School website.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Writing (Non-Fiction), MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

  • **DEGREE CLASSIFICATION 2:1**

DEGREE SUBJECT Literary or related subejct. ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Applicants must also submit a sample of biographical writing or creative non-fiction (a maximum of 3000 words).

Costs

Tuition Fees Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) MA

Channel Islands £9975
England UK £9975
Northern Ireland £9975
Scotland £9975
Wales £9975
International £21200

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

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 University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #7 
    • #8 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #31 
    • #41 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of East Anglia

About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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Student composition of University of East Anglia

undergraduates:
13095
postgraduates:
3400
Total:
16495
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