Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA in Creative Writing and Education has been designed for writers of poetry, fiction and life'writing who are interested in education and learning. If you are keen to publish your own writing or you're looking to use your creative writing to help people learn or just developing your skills and knowledge then this programme could be right for you.

**The MA in Creative Writing and Education offers you the chance to:**

• Work with two leading departments at Goldsmiths: Educational Studies and English and Comparative Literature.

• Work with professional writers in the English and Comparative Literature Department who include Ros Barber, Maura Dooley, Stephen Knight, Blake Morrison, Ross Raisin, Francis Spufford, Jack Underwood, Ardashir Vakil and Erica Wagner.

• Collaborate with high'profile organisations to workshop your creative writing and hone your pedagogical skills.

• Work with Creative Writing educators to develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher of Creative Writing, at all ages, from small children to older people.

• Develop your awareness and critical understanding of what creative writing means in different societies and social settings.

**Who is the programme aimed at?**

You might be a teacher who writes; a writer who works in education; a poet, a novelist, a short story writer or an author of autobiography who wants to learn more about the connections between creative writing and education.

**Spoken Word Education programme**

The Spoken Word Education Training Programme is led by Jacob Sam'La Rose (Artistic Director). All Spoken Word Educators need to first apply to the MA in Creative Writing and Education programme and, if they are accepted, they will then be interviewed for the Spoken Word Education Training programme.

Course Modules

You'll have the opportunity to develop your own creative writing practices and explore a range of educational approaches towards creative writing.

You'll work with practising and published creative writing lecturers and education lecturers in collaboration with professionals working in local cultural institutions.

You'll participate in creative and life writing workshops and research creative writing pedagogies in classrooms and educational settings.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,130 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £14,600 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
1 year
Full Time

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You will need to submit a portfolio of your creative or life writing when you apply. Your portfolio should include one item, or a combination of items, from the following list (up to a maximum of 6,000 words): 1 or 2 short stories, 10-15 poems, 2 or 3 extracts from a novel, 2 or 3 extracts from non-fiction writing. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing and no element lower than 6.5.