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MA Literature and Creative Writing

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Essex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

With the expertise of our scholars and creative practitioners, you’ll gain a distinctively unique degree which blends together the highly complementary disciplines of literature and creative writing. You will study a broad range of writing, from lyric poetry to contemporary fiction, whilst the flexible nature of our MA Literature and Creative Writing degree allows you to choose a creative-practice pathway or a theoretical pathway. Studying literature and creative writing at Essex means that you can build your degree around your interests.

Explore literature across time, geography and genre, while challenging yourself with our practice-based creative writing modules. Such modules, like our Creative Writing workshop, helps to hone your literary craft and technique, emphasising innovation and experimentation.

You study an eclectic range of topics such as:

  • European Avant-Gardes of the Early Twentieth Century
  • Global Writing and Literature in English
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Psychogeography
  • Writing Audio and Digital Drama

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,900per year

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

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 106 8

    16th out of 53 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    114 56%

    55th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    69th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    111 65%

    30th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    18th

    33

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