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For students looking to go the next step after earning a bachelor’s degree, an MA, or Master of Arts, degree may be the perfect choice. Usually best suited for studies that include social science, humanities, or art, an MA can be applicable in many fields of study. What is an MA in Composition Studies? An MA in Composition Studies can be specifically focused on the art of creating written pr… Read more

For students looking to go the next step after earning a bachelor’s degree, an MA, or Master of Arts, degree may be the perfect choice. Usually best suited for studies that include social science, humanities, or art, an MA can be applicable in many fields of study.

What is an MA in Composition Studies? An MA in Composition Studies can be specifically focused on the art of creating written projects. This can include intense studies of creative writing, professional writing, and dramatic writing. When you have completed an MA in Composition program, you can expect to have a wide-ranging knowledge of how to write well and use words effectively. You may study grammar as well as many different aspects of English.

Knowledge of how to write can make it easier to communicate with others, both personally and professionally. A better understanding of rhetoric used in writing can help you see issues from more than one side. Knowledge of how to properly compose a new piece can help you think in a more organized way and get projects done more efficiently.

The cost of an MA in Composition Studies can vary depending on several factors. Some things that can be considered when looking into the cost of this degree are where the courses are being taken and what prerequisites must be met.

Having an MA in Composition Studies can open up a wide range of career options. With this degree, you can expect to do something that involves a lot of writing. You can work as a journalist for a newspaper or magazine, or become an author who publishes your own books. You can also explore the world of plays and screenwriting and work to create new scripts for movies as well as other productions. Many of these careers can be very self-driven and creative endeavors.

When thinking about working for an MA in Composition Studies, you can consider taking classes at a traditional university or online.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Ho ... +

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

The MA in English (Creative Writing) focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the Pg Dip in Poetry: Creativity and C ... +

The MA in English (Creative Writing) focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the Pg Dip in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism. The programme is designed to help you develop your literary skill and technique, enable you to develop as an independent writer and a self-reflective lifelong learner and provide you with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production. You’ll be taught by experienced novelists, playwrights and screenwriters, attend workshops with visiting authors, publishers, editors and agents, and have a variety of opportunities to present your work. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This qualification is an opportunity to develop your skills as a writer in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scriptwriting for film, radio and the stage. You'll be able ... +

This qualification is an opportunity to develop your skills as a writer in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scriptwriting for film, radio and the stage. You'll be able to write in a genre of your choice and experiment with at least one other through practical and inspiring activities. You’ll work towards producing a substantial piece of your own creative writing to a professional standard. You'll also hone your practice through sharing, reading and critiquing the writing work of your peers in online forums. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2022
Online
 

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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Join our international community of writers at the University of Lincoln. Our MA in Creative Writing is an innovative and exciting course that provides opportunities to work c ... +

Join our international community of writers at the University of Lincoln. Our MA in Creative Writing is an innovative and exciting course that provides opportunities to work closely with practicing creative writers and professionals from the publishing industry. It is designed to encourage you to improve your craft as a writer, develop your philosophy of composition, and explore contemporary forms of literature and the creative industries. The course has a strong focus on employability and aims to prepare you for a professional writing or publishing career. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literar ... +

The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literary Fiction, Poetry or Creative Nonfiction. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating offers training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences. The students will work with correcting and editing written Eng ... +

The MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating offers training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences. The students will work with correcting and editing written English of various kinds, in modules that address issues related to modern publishing. Our international staff provides teaching and support to the students in small groups (typically 15-20 students). -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

An MA designed to help you write a novel, collection of poems, collection of stories or work of non-fiction.

An MA designed to help you write a novel, collection of poems, collection of stories or work of non-fiction. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

This one-year postgraduate course offers access to specialist teaching from leading writers and poets.

This one-year postgraduate course offers access to specialist teaching from leading writers and poets. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
05 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Start expanding your powers of expression and enhance your craft as a writer. On this course, you’ll grow as an artist, harnessing your writing, imagining and thinking - in a ... +

Start expanding your powers of expression and enhance your craft as a writer. On this course, you’ll grow as an artist, harnessing your writing, imagining and thinking - in a collaborative and supportive space. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Hull Online
Hull, United Kingdom

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer. Transform your passion for reading into the ability to produce prose worthy of public recognition ... +

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer. Transform your passion for reading into the ability to produce prose worthy of public recognition. Whatever your genre of preference, be it literary fiction, nonfiction, or the likes of fantasy, mystery or romance – you will have the opportunity to hone your writing skills and discover the techniques seminal writers have used to significant effect. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
26 Sep 2022
05 Sep 2022
Online
 
Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom

Develop the skills to forge a successful career in business, publishing, media communications and the arts. You’ll learn to write fiction, magazine features and marketing copy ... +

Develop the skills to forge a successful career in business, publishing, media communications and the arts. You’ll learn to write fiction, magazine features and marketing copy for a range of competitive and fast-moving industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

The MA in Creative Writing degree is designed for ambitious, committed writers who want to hone and develop their writing practice and develop their creative, critical and pro ... +

The MA in Creative Writing degree is designed for ambitious, committed writers who want to hone and develop their writing practice and develop their creative, critical and professional writing skills in preparation for a career in the creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
28 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Programs
Fort Lauderdale, USA

If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. ... +

If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. You can save your seat in NSU’s master’s program while you earn your bachelor’s degree, keeping your goals in clear sight as you gain real-world experience and build relationships with your professors and peers. -
Bachelor MA
Full-time
6 years
English
Aug 2022
15 Jun 2023
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emers ... +

Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emerson’s Publishing and Writing MA will help you succeed in the ever-vital, ever-changing field of publishing. You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry with the flexibility to take classes in a variety of areas, including book, magazine, and digital publishing, customizing your program to meet your interests. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This degree is a world first. There’s nowhere else you can study black British writing in such an in-depth way – in the actual country where the writing is produced. We trace ... +

This degree is a world first. There’s nowhere else you can study black British writing in such an in-depth way – in the actual country where the writing is produced. We trace diasporic and aesthetic routes and draw upon the expertise of literary and drama specialists. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus