Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course provides a forum for students to work on their own writing in different genres while being supported by published practitioners; the writers' workshop encourages students to develop their writing 'voice' in fiction or creative non'fiction, while the special study module enables students to specialise in poetry, drama or screen writing; this course aims to give students the knowledge and confidence to enter the cultural debate and to begin to identify outlets for their own writing; students have the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills in general, or specialise in a chosen genre; students also study literary criticism and theory and will look at the professional elements of writing, such as copy'editing and how to get their work published.

Course Modules

Modules include: Special study (workshops in popular genre writing); structure and style; 10 critical challenges for creative writers; writers' workshop; creative writing dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; applicants must also submit a 2,000'word sample of creative writing; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent with 7.0 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,900  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,950  Academic year. First year home fees