Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme will enable you to develop creative writing skills to a potentially publishable level, participate in local cultural events as writers, and develop advanced theoretical and critical skills in creative writing pedagogy. The programme provides and enhances continuing professional development in creative writing for educators and teachers, opening up opportunities to work with local cultural institutions and schools, and enriching current professional practice. Previous students have helped their careers by doing this MA, going on to work in business, arts organisations, theatre, spoken word and diverse educational settings. You might be a teacher who writes; a writer who works in education; a poet, a novelist or a short story writer. Whatever your background, this course will teach you more about the connections between creative writing and education. You'll develop your writing skills across a variety of genres. This includes prose, life-writing, poetry, script writing and non-fiction. You?ll gain an understanding of how creativity and education are linked, and develop the skills you need to become an effective educator, influencing the next generation of learners. The video above illustrates just one of the many projects the programme runs. You?ll be taught by published creative writers and academics who are actively making a difference in the field of education.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,040 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,520 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students will need to submit a portfolio of their creative or life writing when they apply. Their portfolio should include one item, or a combination of items, from the following list (up to a maximum of 6,000 words): 1 or 2 short stories, 10-15 poems, 2 or 3 extracts from a novel, 2 or 3 extracts from non-fiction writing. Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing and no element lower than 6.5.
  • IELTS score: 7