City, University of London

Course Introduction

The Creative Writing (Non'Fiction) MA provides you with essential skills and a supportive and challenging environment in which to:

develop your reportorial and research skills

experiment with approaches to writing narrative non'fiction

reflect on your own and others' work

learn about the publishing industry

shape a full'length work of narrative non'fiction into a marketable proposal.

The course, run mainly in the evening, encourages you to be ambitious and imaginative. The unifying factor for all writers accepted onto the course is your intention to deliver information through a narrative structure. Our definition of narrative non'fiction includes biography, travel, history, life writing, true crime, sports and other forms of sustained and structured non'fiction storytelling.

Course Modules

Modules: fundamentals of non'fiction; the process of writing; storytelling; literary criticism; complete book.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA £6,000 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA £8,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You will normally have a UK honours degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent. But successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, or a professional qualification, or relevant experience may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment.
  • You will need to submit 5,000 words of non-fiction and may need to attend an interview as part of the application process. (Overseas applicants may be interviewed by telephone.)