Brunel University London

Course Introduction

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

Aims: This degree will give you instruction and practice in a broad range not only of writing forms, but also of strategies and techniques within those forms. You will be introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres. The Creative Writing master's programme will prepare you for: a career as a creative or feature writer; progression to doctorate-level creative writing or journalistic research; employment in the creative industries or other areas of work where writing skills are a central requirement. Graduates of the MA Creative Writing Programme will be able to pursue careers in authorship, creative writing teaching, arts administration, the media (journalism, advertising, publishing, television, radio, the internet).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,000 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,000 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants need to have 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.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to have an IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
  • IELTS score: 6.5