Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Low residency gives you the option of completing the majority of your credits through distance learning while enjoying both accredited and non'accredited residency periods on campus, scheduled annually in mid'September and early June. All residency periods will combine writing workshops with critical reading seminars, masterclasses, guest readings, supervisions and visits to cultural events in London. Accommodation is located close to the University and arranged before arrival by the course team.

Course Modules

Modules include: Advanced dissertation project; critical challenges for creative writers; special study: workshops in popular genre writing; structure and style; writers' workshop.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Mixed Mode
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £4,290 Home Fees
4 years
Mixed Mode
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £7,535 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • We normally expect applicants to have: a second class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; and/ or a demonstrable interest in creative writing. You must also submit a 5,000-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.