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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Who is it for?

The MFA Creative Writing offers you the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge and skills in Creative Writing by developing a full-length original and potentially publishable manuscript in your chosen genre (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Genre Fiction). You will gain a deep understanding of your craft and will be able to reflect critically upon your stylistic and formal decisions and situate them in their cultural and literary contexts. You will acquire a detailed knowledge of the aspects of being a professional writer and will develop a comprehensive understanding of the business of writing.

You will also complete a module on Creative Writing pedagogy that will provide you with a basis for understanding how Creative Writing functions in different types of educational settings. This combination of creative and practical skills will prepare you for a career as a writer as well as for a broad range of careers that draw upon the programme’s transferable skills.


This course will allow you to develop the skills and confidence necessary to plan, research, critically evaluate and execute a substantial full-length manuscript in Creative Writing for potential publication. It will enable you to take a professional approach to editing, revising and critiquing creative work, both your own and that of others

You will also gain a broad range of transferable skills appropriate for graduate careers in Creative Writing and a practical understanding of the publishing industry, including how to present and market creative work. The course not only prepares you for a potential career in areas such as professional writing or publishing but also for further MFA/PhD study and research, and to expedite your access to such programmes.

Career prospects:

The MFA Creative Writing prepares you for a career as a writer. It also develops key transferable skills in oral and written communication relevant to a range of careers, including Teaching, Editing, Community Arts Work, Arts Management and Administration, Publishing and Journalism, and within other areas of the creative industries such as advertising and video or computer game production. You will have exposure to agents, editors and others within both traditional and electronic publishing.

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University information

City, University of London

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    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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