University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course allows students to explore London as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. The programme also gives students a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop their understanding.

Course Modules

Core modules: conflict and the city (writing drama); language and the imagination (poetic writing); tales of the city (prose writing); creative practice; mapping the city; the writing business; the writing project; plus options chosen from; London vortex (20th century literature and the city); reading contemporary culture; reading the nation; sociolinguistics; urban cultures; written discourse analysis.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. You will also be required to give two academic references and to submit a portfolio of creative writing, which should not exclusively include poetry. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. If your first language is not English you must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 7.0, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £2,500  Academic year. First year home fees