University of Suffolk
Creative and Critical Writing MA
University of Suffolk

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

The MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Suffolk offers you the opportunity to focus on your passion for creative writing whilst engaging with the most up-to-date debates in critical theory. On the course, you will develop skills as a creative writer, reader and researcher, broadening your knowledge of the production and reception of literature under the supervision of qualified academics and award-winning authors.

Studying the MA in Creative and Critical Writing is an inclusive, student-centred experience. The programme aims to nurture your development as a critical, reflective scholar and enhance your abilities as a creative thinker and communicator. Here you will learn how to nourish your ideas within an inspiring learning environment that supports you in the production of a substantial body of professional-standard work. The course is delivered as a flexible programme, accommodating full and part-time study routes. Work at your own pace as you explore a range of established and evolving literary genres, such as historical fiction, memoir, and children’s literature.

The Masters is suitable for anyone seeking to develop skills as a writer and critical thinker. It is also designed to support individuals in a number of professional contexts such as teaching, publishing, editing and professional writing, as well as those seeking to enhance life skills or progress to doctoral-level study.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) is required in addition to GCSE English Language where English is not the students' first language.

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

A minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant, cognate discipline. Students who don’t have these formal qualifications but have significant relevant work and life experience will still be encouraged to apply. Applicants must provide a short (1,500 - 2,000 words) sample of recent, unpublished writing (creative or critical) with their application, plus a personal statement including their reasons for applying, their life experiences and the types of literature they aspire to write.


Tuition Fees Creative and Critical Writing MA

England UK £944
Northern Ireland £944
Scotland £944
Wales £944
Channel Islands £944

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 University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a publicly funded higher education institution situated in both Suffolk and Norfolk, in the East Anglia region of England. There are four campuses operated by this university in Suffolk, including those of Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, and Ipswich. Students also attend a site located in Norfolk, known as the Great Yarmouth campus. Prospective applicants can expect a career-oriented university, with traditional Liberal Arts degree offerings. When it comes to enjoying your free time, you have access to a varied selection of well funded and organised Clubs and Societies that take place on-campus, with high levels of participation.

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