Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The programme is designed around the core activity of producing a major prose fiction project, which can be a novel fragment with synopsis, a novella or a collection of short stories, of publishable quality and produced in a marketable form.

Course Modules

Modules include: elements of fiction; planning a novel; paths to publication; dissertation. Optional modules: writers at work; features and screenwriting.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2nd Class (2.1) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Other qualifications and relevant professional or practical experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Applicants to this programme who do not have a degree in English or creative writing have taken courses such as those offered by the Open University or the Arvon Foundation or have attended private writing workshops. Applicants should be able to show that they have developed their writing and their understanding of literature through private study. A sample of applicants' fiction writing between 2 and 5000 words which they feel demonstrates appropriate ability and commitment will be required at application stage. Applicants may be invited to an interview. Entry criteria are subject to change. English language requirements: IELTS: 7.5 (min 7 in all areas); Pearson: 73 (64 in all subscores); BrunELT: 75 per cent (min 70 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,650  Academic year. First year home fees