Choose Kingston's Creative Writing & the Creative Economy MA
The publishing sector has a combined turnover of at least £20 billion. It is the UK's largest creative industry and includes a diverse range of writers, including novelists, poets, genre writers, copywriters, scriptwriters and biographers. This MA teaches you how to make a living from your craft by helping you develop excellent writing, a diverse portfolio and the business sense to make a living from writing. The course is suitable for both graduates and industry professionals.
What will you study?
You will study specialist creative writing modules to help you develop your voice, work on tone, plot, pacing and genre. By the end of the course, you will have developed your own writing style and acquired the practical and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in this creative industry.
A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words).
Why study a Creative Economy course?
Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including:
- Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses.
- Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis.
- Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
- Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.
- Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network.
- Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree.
- Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 percent of the world's business schools.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow creative writing students.
- Mapping the Creative Economy
- Conducting Collaborative Creativity
- Design Thinking for Start-ups
- Personal Research/Gaining Insights
- Special Study: Workshops in Popular Genre Writing
- Writers' Workshop
Learn a language
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.
Cost & Fees
Home and European Union 2016/17
- MA part time £4,510
- MA full time £8,200
Overseas (not EU) 2016/17
- MA part time £7,315
- MA full time £13,300