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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Realise your lust for language through a flexible creative writing programme that enables you to noticeably develop skills in your favoured genre. You will focus on the power of imagination and discover how it can affect lives through the medium of writing.

Benefits of this course

You will learn how to read as a writer and explore the choices faced and decisions taken by writers. This serves to inform and enrich your own work.

We aim to give you an understanding of the writing business, involving different forms and requirements of print and electronic publication, and the role of editors, agents and publishers.

You will develop technical awareness in creative writing across a range of genres and acquire transferable skills.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

If you are seeking a way of developing creative writing skills in your preferred genre, this programme is ideal.

Whether your interests lie in fiction, non-fiction or particular genre fiction, we can empower your creative journey.

Our programme is underpinned by the conviction that imagination is a vital mode of perception and enquiry, and language and literature can transform individual lives and cultures. We hope you share that same conviction.


Our Creative Writing MA prepares you for a career as a writer.

We also intend to develop transferable skills in oral and written communication relevant to careers including teaching, editing, arts management, publishing and journalism.

You might consider other creative industries such as advertising and video game production, where storytelling skills are highly valued.

During the programme you will be able to meet agents, editors and others within traditional and digital publishing.

Whether your ambition is to professionally pursue writing, work in publishing or another creative field, or undertake further academic study and research, you will have the appropriate skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,280per 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

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

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