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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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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
Online
 
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 2021
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
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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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
 
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
 
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The MA in Creative Writing is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text.

The MA in Creative Writing is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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 2021
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 careers in the creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Pursuing a career in publishing? Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publicat ... +

Pursuing a career in publishing? 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 prestigious Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing will help you succeed in this ever-vital, ever-changing field. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Florence, USA

In a rapidly changing world, business, industry, and academia increasingly demand the skills of written communication. Writing the Great American Novel isn’t the only way to e ... +

In a rapidly changing world, business, industry, and academia increasingly demand the skills of written communication. Writing the Great American Novel isn’t the only way to earn a living as a writer—and many professionals earn lucrative incomes as technical writers, content writers, editors, social media campaign leaders, and communication managers. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world v ... +

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world via online distance learning. On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective, and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book or script. You will specialise in one of the following routes: Novel Writing (including Short Fiction), Poetry, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Scriptwriting (for stage, screen or radio) or Creative Non-Fiction. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom +2 More

The University of Hertfordshire M.A. in Creative Writing offers you the opportunity to develop your creative, critical and professional writing skills in a stimulating and sup ... +

The University of Hertfordshire M.A. in Creative Writing offers you the opportunity to develop your creative, critical and professional writing skills in a stimulating and supportive environment. Through writing workshops and intensive tutorial-based supervision, our teaching staff - all established authors themselves - will help you improve your own writing as you explore the advanced craft, theory and techniques of poetry, prose and drama. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Suffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom

The Masters in Creative and Critical Writing seeks to advance current research in English studies by exploring the meaningful, complex and conceptually challenging relationshi ... +

The Masters in Creative and Critical Writing seeks to advance current research in English studies by exploring the meaningful, complex and conceptually challenging relationships between creative and critical discourses. Building on the success of our undergraduate programme ranked 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2020, the course brings together the study of English literature, critical theory and creative writing in a holistic and engaging postgraduate curriculum. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is designed for experienced and emerging writers who want to develop and expand their practical skills in writing, as well as their crit ... +

The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is designed for experienced and emerging writers who want to develop and expand their practical skills in writing, as well as their critical knowledge about writing practices and the writing industry. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus