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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Develop your writing in a supportive and creative environment, with tips from our team of professional writers on how to improve your technique and get published.

MA Creative Writing will give you the rare opportunity to improve your writing by practising and sharing it with a close group of fellow writers, including specialist lecturers who are published authors.

You will study the most acclaimed writers of the past 200 years and discover the techniques they used to make their writing stand out. Our in-class and extra-curricular exercises will allow you to practise your technique with different forms of writing and in areas such as characterisation, structure, and pacing.

Assessment

You will show your progress on the course through a mix of essays, your own writing samples, and critical reflections on your work.

The major project at the end of the course will allow you to submit up to 15,000 words of your own writing project, including a critical commentary.

Careers

Our MA Creative Writing will help you prepare for a career as a creative writer or in related areas such as publishing and the media but will also give you critical and analytical skills valued by many employers. You might also decide to continue to a research degree, such as our PhD Creative Writing. You will also gain Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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

University information

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Welcoming local community and buddy scheme.
Diverse student cohort from all over the world.
Specialised international student advice service.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    114 67%

    24th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    28th

    14

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