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Creative Writing and Publishing MA

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Sharpen your business knowledge alongside your creative writing skills and become equipped to work in publishing. If you are a working writer, knowing how the modern commercial industry works will improve your chances of success. This programme gives you practical publishing experience and hones your creative practice.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will be introduced to the fast-paced world of commercial publishing and learn the how the different sectors of the publishing industry fit together.

Our digital publishing element shows you how social media and web publishing is vital to finding and sustaining your community of readers.

We aim to improve your skills as a creative writer, particularly as a writer of short stories and novels. You will build the skills and experience needed to better engage with the publishing industry and work within it.

Who is this course for?

If you are a writer seeking to develop publishing industry knowledge alongside writing skills, this programme is ideal. You can get hands-on publishing experience and enhance your creative practice.

Whether you are an experienced writer or relatively new to the field, you will be equipped with new professional competencies from creative digital content to traditional print.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn through a mix of lectures, workshops, tutorials, group work, seminar contributions, study visits, work attachments and independent learning and research.


When you graduate with the Creative Writing and Publishing MA your career prospects will be significantly enhanced.

Whether you aim to pursue writing professionally or work in the publishing industry, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Our graduates have secured publishing contracts across the world in various different genres.

These include Carlie Sorosiak, whose young adult novel If Birds Fly Back was published by HarperTeen in the US, Macmillan in the UK, Penguin Random House in Spain, and Arena Verlag in Germany.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,780per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 97 35

    98th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    146 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    108 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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