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48 Masters Programs in Composition Studies

After earning a bachelor’s degree, one may pursue a master’s degree for further study and examination into a field of study or professional interest. It is the first level of graduate scholarly undertaking before reaching the doctorate level and works as either a step towards an academic career or provides training for a career. What is a Master in Composition Studies? This degree focu… Read more

After earning a bachelor’s degree, one may pursue a master’s degree for further study and examination into a field of study or professional interest. It is the first level of graduate scholarly undertaking before reaching the doctorate level and works as either a step towards an academic career or provides training for a career.

What is a Master in Composition Studies? This degree focuses on learning the craft of creative writing and providing practice as well as instruction on techniques in various writing styles and forms. Some courses may include fiction writing, screenwriting, how to teach creative writing in schools, arts administration, poetry, writing workshop, and literature. There may be heavy focus on creating your written work, whether it’s a book of fiction or poetry, which serves as your final project or equivalent of a master’s thesis.

The main benefits for students completing a Master in Composition Studies program is improving their writing and to complete major written work that is publishable. Besides sharpening writing skills, critical thinking and collaboration skills are further developed, allowing scholars to handle problems and work with others on various projects.

Program costs vary and commonly depend on the length of the program, its location, and the country in which it is based. Most degree options run between one to three years but allow either full- or part-time attendance.

Holders of master’s degrees in composition studies generally pursue careers as creative writers, but may also work as feature writers, journalists, scriptwriters for radio or television, travel writers, nonfiction writers, or in other occupations where writing is the primary job requirement. They may also become creative writing teachers in high school and university levels, or pursue further graduate studies at the doctorate level.

Master in Composition Studies programs can be found in many universities scattered across the globe. There are both campus-based and online educational programs so you can research and choose the one that best suits your needs. 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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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
Sep 2020
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
Online
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Short fiction, the novel, poetry, plays and screenplays: define and refine your chosen genre at the University of Birmingham, and explore genres that are new to your writing e ... +

Short fiction, the novel, poetry, plays and screenplays: define and refine your chosen genre at the University of Birmingham, and explore genres that are new to your writing experience. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
IUAD Accademia della Moda
Naples, Italy

The two-year specialist course in Art

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Master
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
Online
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Saint Ives, United Kingdom

Hone your comedy writing skills, and develop a body of work which combines creativity, cultural relevance and industry awareness. Get match-fit for a career as a professional ... +

Hone your comedy writing skills, and develop a body of work which combines creativity, cultural relevance and industry awareness. Get match-fit for a career as a professional comedy writer. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
01 Jan 2021
Online
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Creative Writing is aimed at university graduates from diverse academic and geographic fields to offer them the possibility to delve into the dimensions ... +

The Master's Degree in Creative Writing is aimed at university graduates from diverse academic and geographic fields to offer them the possibility to delve into the dimensions of creative writing, both in its traditional and innovative profiles (facilitated by ICT), and to start in the research methodologies on writing processes (composition, discourse styles, etc.). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules ... +

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules in English language and literature, which compliment any career path within the larger field of English studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Sep 2020
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
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
Sep 2020
Campus
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
New England College
USA Online, USA

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused ... +

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused on new and traditional writing-based media. -
MA
Part-time
12 months
English
Online
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Florence, USA

The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program can be ... +

The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program can be completed 100% online or through a combination of online and face-to-face courses. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This new and unique Master importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along with a trajectory marked by historical prese ... +

This new and unique Master importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along with a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Our MA in Creative Writing provides opportunities to work closely with practising creative writers and hear from professionals from the publishing industry in guest lectures.

Our MA in Creative Writing provides opportunities to work closely with practising creative writers and hear from professionals from the publishing industry in guest lectures. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom

This highly interdisciplinary postgraduate course offers you the chance to study science fiction literature, film, comics and various other media. It will also give you the sc ... +

This highly interdisciplinary postgraduate course offers you the chance to study science fiction literature, film, comics and various other media. It will also give you the scope to incorporate creative practice into your studies. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020
Campus

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