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Creative Writing MA

Mode Duration Start date
Full time 1 year
  • September 2014
Part time 2 years
  • September 2014

Choose Kingston's Creative Writing MA

With a full programme of workshops and critical study, this MA provides a forum for you to work on your own writing in different genres while being supported by published practitioners. The Writers' Workshop will encourage you to develop your writing 'voice' through engagement with fellow students across a range of genre (in fiction or creative non-fiction), while the Special Study module enables you to specialise in one genre, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama or screen writing.

This MA aims to give you the knowledge and confidence to enter the cultural debate and to begin to identify outlets for your own writing.

What will you study?

You will have the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills in general, or specialise in a chosen genre. You will also study literary criticism and theory and will look at the professional elements of writing, such as copy-editing and how to get your work published.


Portfolios of exercises, edited and revised creative writing with evidence of extensive drafting, essays, presentations, research projects, substantial piece of creative writing of publishable standard.

What our students say

"This course is giving me the structure, self-discipline and direction I need." Alice Thurling

"By the end of this course I believe that I will have significantly improved my writing skills and that by being in contact with other writers I will have become more confident in presenting myself as a writer (thanks to the readings, feedback and advice from both tutors and students)." Katerina Koulouri

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We hold frequent readings by staff and visiting writers, taster workshops, and other events. Applicants or those just interested in the programme are welcome to attend. Please visit the Kingston Writing School website for further information.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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In the news

Kingston University Creative Writing MA graduate Louise Voss has been snapped up in a six-figure deal by one of the world's biggest publishers after her self-published books topped the Kindle download rankings, selling tens of thousands of copies.


Kingston Writing School

As a student on this course you will be part of the Kingston Writing School, a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.

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