University of Greenwich
Creative Writing MA
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28663 £30583 £35060
25-75 percentile range £26283 - £31518 £25509 - £35943 £28785 - £43518

Course Description

Study and produce creative texts in every genre, explore the latest innovative writing, and learn about cultural contexts, research methods and creative industries within the heart of London.

In this creative writing master's, you will be guided by expert writers through each of the core genres of prose fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and creative non-fiction. You’ll be able to experiment with topics, styles, forms and hybrids, leading to a substantial portfolio of original creative work.

Among our innovative approaches to imaginative writing, we encourage students to explore links between texts and other disciplines, such as history, theory, politics, and cultural studies. Different writing techniques and reflective practices will help you advance your skills in textual analysis and encourage you to consider the opportunities and challenges of writing.

Creative writing graduates will be well-placed to pursue careers in writing, academia, research, journalism, publishing, teaching, and creative and heritage industries, amongst other occupations. The course also benefits practitioners in these fields who wish to advance their writing or career prospects.

What you should know about this course

  • This new MA is taught by expert writers with internationally-recognised publications
  • You will gain advanced understanding of contemporary writing in each of the core genres
  • You will produce new writing in every genre and specialise in a genre of your choosing
  • You will benefit from being taught by guest experts from around the world
  • You will join a unique writing environment, rich with other writers and industry links, in the heart of London.

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, presentations, and a dissertation, which signifies the culmination of your studies in a longer piece of independent research developed with a supervisor.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Writing, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in a relevant Humanities or Social Science subject.

Other subject areas may also be considered

You can also read our admissions policy

Costs

Tuition Fees Creative Writing MA

EU £17450
England UK £11000
Northern Ireland £11000
Scotland £11000
Wales £11000
International £17450

Average student cost of living in London

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 Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #40 
    • #45 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #72 
    • #87 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 25 university rankings of University of Greenwich

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

List of 214 Bachelor and Master Courses from University of Greenwich - Course Catalogue

Student composition of University of Greenwich

undergraduates:
15845
postgraduates:
5550
Total:
21395
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Where is this programme taught

Greenwich Maritime Campus
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