Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The creative writing element of this course is workshop'led and, in the second semester, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in the genre of your choice, be it poetry, drama or children's fiction. The publishing element focuses on marketing'led commercial and trade publishing, and the modules you study will help you to understand the structure of the industry and the core skills required to enter. You can choose to write an academic dissertation to demonstrate your analytical skills and competence, or undertake a major practical publishing project as your final assessment. If you choose to take your dissertation in creative writing, you will write an extensive piece of creative writing accompanied by critical essay; you will be supervised by a professional writer.

Course Modules

Core modules: Create: the business of publishing; special study: workshops in popular genre writing, writers’ workshop. Optional modules: Creative dissertation; practical publishing project; publishing dissertation; do: work placements, networking and career planning; make: content development and production; share: strategic marketing and sales.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £6,400 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £13,700 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £3,520 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,535 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • We normally expect applicants to have: a second class degree or above in a related subject; a demonstrative interest in creative writing. You must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing, a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements.