University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course explores the interconnections between knowledge of how language is used and produced, and literary compositions. It provides an understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as exploring the writing process across genres and taking the city of London as one of the main sources of inspiration. The MA is suitable for students who have taken English language, literature and/or creative writing modules at undergraduate level, and others with experience in these fields. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study, and those aiming to apply their knowledge of language and the writing process in their careers.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants are normally required to have a good 1st degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (e.g. English language, English literature, creative writing, TESOL or journalism); students whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency; applicants may be invited to an interview (either face to face or via Skype) and/or to submit a portfolio of creative writing; applications from candidates without a 1st degree in a relevant subject are also welcomed; these applicants can submit professional or academic references.