London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Do you want to earn a living from your love of writing? London Met’s Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA will help you develop your creative writing abilities and train you in the multimedia and digital skills required by professional writers working in the creative industries. You'll be taught by award'winning professionals with the skills, contacts and industry profiles to help you develop your own distinctive and individual writing voice that will be attractive to employers.

**More about this course**

On our Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA, you’ll develop an advanced variety of writing skills suitable for a wide range of professional settings and literary modes.

We’ll help you develop your own creative ideas so you can thrive in creative roles such fiction and nonfiction writer or editor. It will also open up career opportunities in industries including media, journalism, film, publishing, e'books, marketing and communications.

Making use of the University's £100,000 newsroom and with the support of our award'winning staff and guest lecturers from the world of digital writing and editing, you'll develop an understanding of the demands and opportunities of a professional writing career.

You'll also benefit from field trips that will fire your imagination, as well as work placements in some of the prestigious media organisations based in London. Our students have gained work experience at Harper Collins, The Sunday Times, Harper's Bazaar UK, BBC, leading health magazines and websites and many more.

MA students are encouraged to enter the University's creative writing competition for fiction, poetry and memoir, which will be judged by a professional writer, publisher or literary agent. The shortlisted work is published in a creative writing anthology and launched at a public event at the University.

The MA is part of the internationally recognised Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, a thriving hub of the creative arts. This will give you access to the rich array of exhibitions, talks, installations, lectures and performances that take place regularly in the School. The co'operation of the departments within the School means you can take part in unique projects, such as producing a creative anthology and designing of content for cultural organisations in London.

**What our students say**

"Staff are very passionate about their subject matter and course communication is excellent."

Graduate of the Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA

Course Modules

Core modules include:

Creative Writing

Digital Storytelling

Feature Journalism

Researching Media

Communications and the Creative Industries

Creative, Digital and Professional Writing

Final Project/Dissertation

Optional modules include:

Creative Non'fiction


Multimedia Journalism

Innovations in Publishing


Principles of Digital Media and Digital Video Production

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,345 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £12,515 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day and Evening
MA £930 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You will be required to have a lower second degree or equivalent (a relevant professional qualification or experience will also be considered) and submitted two contrasting writing samples of 750 words each. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.