St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

During this programme students will study individually and as part of a group. At the beginning of the course, they will be allocated a personal supervisor who will oversee the development of their draft through tutorials. Group work seeks to cultivate the collaborative atmosphere and productivity of an artist’s colony, through peer led workshops, meetings with experienced authors and encounter with readers. The course takes students from the exploratory phase of writing through to re'drafting, in 5 modules, across 3 semesters and a lecture series. In addition to the modules and workshops, students will be visited by working authors and industry figures, who will talk about their working practice and experiences in publishing.

Course Modules

Modules include: reading like a writer; writing workshop 1 (voice); structure and plotting; writing workshop 2 (structure); assessment draft.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £6,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £13,650 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • A good 1st degree and strong sample submission are the only requirements for entry. Candidates will be selected by interview and primarily on the strength of their work.