MFA Creative Writing

MFA Creative Writing

There are three distinct routes to this course. Each route offers focused but flexible structures to fulfil a range of motivations:

Publication/book route- produce a full-length work (a novel, poetry collection, script or biography) for publication, performance or dissemination. The critical and/or reflective commentary will focus on this, whilst the creative submission can be in any form or genre.

Community/heritage route- produce a book-length work, performance or account, exploring an outreach project with a partner in health, arts, music or heritage. The commentary may focus on the development and implications of this project, and could incorporate some qualitative and or quantitative data or case studies, where appropriate.

Critical/theoretical route- produce a book-length work in any form (a novel, poetry or a script). The project has a strong theoretical underpinning, in which the critical or reflective commentary explores and analyses a movement, literary theory or other critical idea. The creative work will perform a practice-based exploration of the same. This is intended for students considering moving onto a PhD, but not exclusively.

Entry Requirements


You must hold a Masters Degree in Creative Writing or a related discipline and have achieved at least a Merit/60/B at Postgraduate Level.

Additional Requirements

You will be required to submit the following along with your application form: 

  • A sample of creative writing, either in Prose, Script or Poetry of at least 1,000 words (or 3 poems). 
  • A completed Creative Writing MFA proposal form.

APEL policy

If you can't meet these minimum requirments it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.

Course Details

Publication/book route
Community/heritage route
Critical/theoretical route

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