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79 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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Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing industry de ... +

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing industry demands. It aims to create graduates that stand out from the crowd, and who understand how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
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
 
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 Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

Literature is a dynamic force for change. Hull English postgraduates gain insight into society, culture and politics by developing an understanding of the power of language. T ... +

Literature is a dynamic force for change. Hull English postgraduates gain insight into society, culture and politics by developing an understanding of the power of language. This MA provides students with a thorough grounding in research methods and practices. Our MA in English can be tailor-made to your interests in either Creative Writing or English Literature, or both. In this fully flexible MA programme, you choose to focus on the writers, or forms of writing, that most interest you. Our MA English programme comes highly recommended, receiving 100% overall satisfaction from our MA students in the national 2018/19 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), with 100% agreeing that they would recommend the university as a place to study. There are designated literature pathways allowing students to focus their studies on either Renaissance Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, or a combination of all three. Creative Writing modules allow students to focus their interests on both fiction and non-fiction prose forms, as well as poetry and scriptwriting. The MA programme culminates in a summer research project – either a dissertation or creative writing portfolio, depending on your interests: you choose the project, and then work on it over the summer months with dedicated support from a subject specialist from the Department of English, Creative Writing, and American Studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
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
Jan 2022
Campus
 
IUAD Accademia della Moda
Naples, Italy

The two-year specialist course in Art & copy aims to be a choice of educational excellence, which aims to create professionals in the communication field.

The two-year specialist course in Art & copy aims to be a choice of educational excellence, which aims to create professionals in the communication field. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Oct 2022
Campus
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
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic l ... +

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. Founded in 1986, the program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, nurture their individual development and vision, and help them thrive in the larger community of writers. -
Master
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
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
 
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
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The objective of the course is to provide students with philological and lexicographic knowledge and an updated vision of the theoretical and methodological currents existing ... +

The objective of the course is to provide students with philological and lexicographic knowledge and an updated vision of the theoretical and methodological currents existing in the framework of lexicographic studies worldwide. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
Spanish, Gallegan
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

On this Masters course, you’ll learn to produce fine, nuanced writing and a body of work in either poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction.

On this Masters course, you’ll learn to produce fine, nuanced writing and a body of work in either poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 27 months
English
Sep 2022
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
01 Sep 2022
01 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom

Develop your writing practice and refine your area of expertise, with a course that will have you feeling like a writer from the very start.

Develop your writing practice and refine your area of expertise, with a course that will have you feeling like a writer from the very start. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
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