University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

In this course you will undertake independent and extended research and practice in a specialised area of Creative Writing and over the course of the programme you will secure the skills and knowledge required for a career in professional publishing, the creative industries, or to continue in academia. You will focus on the practice and theory of writing fiction for children, engaging with both visual narratives and young adult narratives. You will explore the historical and theoretical debates in Children?s Literature, and the working methodologies of established practicing writers, enabling you to contextualise your own creative practice. You will be taught through seminars, one to one tutorials and workshops, where you will draft, develop and critique your own and your peers? work.

Start Date:

The study period is between 2-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,095 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,670 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,095 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a good second-class honours degree is normally required as well as a portfolio of writing, consisting of approximately 2000 words of prose (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Journalism) or 15 pages of poetry. If a candidate demonstrates sufficient skill and professional experience in writing, the previous degree requirement may be waived.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band; TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89, Reading: 18, Writing: 17, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20; Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Overall : 176, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162; Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Overall : 169, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162.