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An MA, or Master of Art, is a type of degree that can be finished in about one to three years. Generally pursued after the completion of a bachelor’s degree, this sort of credential indicates that a student has acquired a deep knowledge of his or her chosen field. There are degree programs available in many different subjects. You might be curious: What is an MA in creative writing? This deg… Read more

An MA, or Master of Art, is a type of degree that can be finished in about one to three years. Generally pursued after the completion of a bachelor’s degree, this sort of credential indicates that a student has acquired a deep knowledge of his or her chosen field. There are degree programs available in many different subjects.

You might be curious: What is an MA in creative writing? This degree focuses on the creation of works such as novels, short stories, poetry, essays, articles, novellas, flash fiction, screenplays, scripts, and other forms of writing. You may learn about important concepts such as characterization, point of view, plot development, structuring, and narration, as well as minor details such as grammar and punctuation. Other topics covered might include literary analysis and allusions. In one of these programs, you might be required to read a variety of works or to submit your own writing to a workshop.

Many benefits might be available through one of these programs. The most prominent is the chance to improve your writing abilities and sharpen certain technical skills that are useful in the professional world. Additionally, this kind of program can provide valuable insights into what makes certain types of writing more effective than others.

The cost of an MA in Creative Writing can depend on a range of potential factors. Be sure to contact your chosen institution in order to ask them for accurate and up-to-date financial information. Admissions officers can provide a detailed breakdown of tuition, fees, and other expenses.

What careers can be pursued with a creative writing MA? Many students go on to become novelists, playwrights, essayists, screenwriters, poets, or authors; others apply their writing skills in a number of other industries. A graduate might also be able to become a literary analyst, English teacher, book reviewer, librarian, or editor. Working for a publishing company or literary agency is another option.

Ready to get started? Just 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

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs nine-course online or on-campus MA in Writing program reflects the school's international reputation for academic rigor and creative ... +

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs nine-course online or on-campus MA in Writing program reflects the school's international reputation for academic rigor and creative innovation. This workshop-centered, 3-year program offers a concentration in fiction or nonfiction and includes summer residency options abroad. Some graduates use the advanced writing skills they develop in journalism, teaching or corporate writing jobs. Others go on to write nonfiction, short stories, novels, and other works. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
Online
 
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
Jan 2023
Online
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

If you have a commitment to imaginative writing, if you would like to develop your artistic practice, build your professional skills as an author and engage with the vibrant c ... +

If you have a commitment to imaginative writing, if you would like to develop your artistic practice, build your professional skills as an author and engage with the vibrant creative community of the Seamus Heaney Centre, then the MA in English (Creative Writing) is for you. The programme includes prose writing (fiction and creative non-fiction) and script writing (screen and stage), and invites you to explore all these modes of writing before choosing a specialism. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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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
 
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
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
 
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
Oct 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
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
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-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
Campus