Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The first year of the course involves writing workshops; modules examining literary genre and texts; the opportunity to take a module designed to prepare you for the world of publishing; and a 15,000'word dissertation, leading to the award of a masters degree. In the second year you progress to even smaller group writing workshops; modules to improve your skills of reading and textual analysis; and the chance to take a suite of modules culminating in the University's postgraduate teaching certificate. The extensive one'to'one supervision for the dissertation leading to the MFA (no less than the equivalent of 40,000 words) will be provided by one of the course's permanent staff, one of our writers in residence or an editor from a leading UK publishing company. There may also be the opportunity to gain experience assisting with Kingston University Press.

Course Modules

Core modules: Advanced critical reading; advanced writers’ workshop; dissertation; reading, genre and impact; special study: workshops in popular genre writing; structure and style; teaching and writing workshop; ten critical challenges for creative writers; writers’ workshop.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £6,400 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £13,700 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £3,520 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £7,535 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • We normally expect applicants to have: a good first degree; a sample of creative writing (5,000 words); a personal statement (1,000 words); and references. We normally invite applicants for an interview with the admissions director or another senior member of the teaching team. 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.