Brunel University London

Course Introduction

<b>MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one. </b> <p>

The Creative Writing master's course will appeal to writers who wish to try out a number of areas before deciding which they are best at or those who already know their strongest form, but feel the need to gain expertise in other fields to fund their specialty. <p>

In addition, the course provides instruction on writing in the community, creative writing teaching and the organisation and funding of arts events.<p>

We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project.<p>

MA Creating Writing students are taught by some of the most talented, original, exciting and experienced writers publishing in the industry today. Brunel’s creative writing staff have between them published over 80 books and have written for television, film and radio. The team includes writer and broadcaster <b>Will Self</b> and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster <b>Benjamin Zephaniah.</b>

Course Modules

<b>Modules include:</b> <p> Elements of writing (fiction);<p> Creativity; <p> Feature and screen writing; <p> Writers at work; <p> Independent writing project. <p>

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Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA £3,850 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £8,100 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £16,200 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A second class (2:2) UK honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Other qualifications and relevant professional or practical experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
  • A sample of your creative writing (i.e. short stories; novel-in-progress; poems; play or film scripts; articles for newspapers) between two and five thousand words which you feel demonstrates appropriate ability and commitment will be required at application stage. Applicants may be invited to an interview.
  • Entry criteria are subject to change. English language requirements: IELTS: 7.5 (min 7W, 7L, 7R, 7S); Pearson: 73 (58 in all subscores); BrunELT: 75 per cent (min 70 per cent in all areas).