St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The Creative Writing: First Novel Master's degree works with a very small cohort. This means you'll receive one-to-one tuition on a far more regular basis compared to many other Creative Writing postgraduate courses. Here, you will be personally guided through the journey of your first draft, rather than being another student at the back of a large class. No short stories, no poetry, no screenplay, just your novel. Your novel deserves a tutor that understands all - not just some of its parts - and you deserve a tutor who will coach not just the first draft of your novel, but also the development of your creative process. Some of our graduates go on to write full-time or apply to PhD programmes. Others work in publishing, teaching, journalism and a wide range of careers. The transferable skills of being able to critically evaluate and articulate ideas as well as the ability to write well are relevant skills for any sector.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,240 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,240 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,650 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a good first degree and 5,000-word sample submission are required for entry.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first Language is not English they need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).