About the course
We designed the Creative Writing: The Novel MA quite simply to teach everything we think a new novelist ought to know.
It combines a focus on the skills of writing full-length fiction with a clear-eyed exploration of the publishing process and related creative fields.
The programme is designed around the core activity of producing a major prose fiction project, which can be a novel fragment with synopsis, a novella or a collection of short stories, of publishable quality and produced in a marketable form.
This MA has attracted considerable interest among publishers and literary agents, many of whom participate actively in the programme.
All applications should include a sample of writing.
The Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity in a Creative Writing Master's programme for you not only to understand the role that the creative industries play in shaping a writing career but actually to participate in these fields.
- You will be taught by leading writers.
- The course is career oriented and focused on current professional practice.
- Our West London campus allows maximum contact with the arts in the capital.
- The Curtis Brown Prize, worth £1,500, is awarded annually to a student from the MA programme in Creative Writing: The Novel. The winner is chosen by senior agents at Curtis Brown, the leading literary and talent agency, from amongst those students who achieve an A or A* grade for their dissertation. Curtis Brown may also, at their discretion, make an offer of representation to the winner.
This school offers programs in:
1-year full-time; 2-year part-time
Cost & Fees
UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time
International students: £15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).
Last updated September 28, 2017