MASTERSTUDIES

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 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.

48 Results in Composition Studies Filter

MA in Professional Writing

Falmouth University
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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MA in Creative Writing

University of Hull Online
MA
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Part-time
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2 years
English
Online

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 ...

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MA in Creative Writing

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
MA
Sep 2020
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Part-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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II Level Specialist Course in Art Direction and Copywriting

IUAD Accademia della Moda
Master
Oct 2020
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Full-time
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2 years
Italian
Campus
Online

The two-year specialist course in Art

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Online MA in Comedy Writing

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
MA
01 Jan 2021
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Part-time
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2 years
English
Online

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 ...

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Master's Degree in Creative Writing

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Master
Sep 2020
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Part-time
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2 semesters
Spanish
Campus

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 ...

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MA in English with Creative Writing

University of Nottingham Malaysia
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
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Part-time
English (UK)
Campus

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 ...

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MA in Creative Writing

Bath Spa University
MA
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Full-time
English
Campus

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

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MA in Creative Writing

University of Roehampton London
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
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Part-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master of Arts in Science Writing

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
MA
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Part-time
English
Online

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 ...

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Master of Arts in Professional Writing

New England College
MA
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Part-time
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12 months
English
Online

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 ...

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Master of Arts in Writing

University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
MA
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Full-time
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2 years
English
Online

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 ...

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MA in Black British Writing

Goldsmiths, University of London
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
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Part-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master in Creative Writing

University of Lincoln
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
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Part-time
English
Campus

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.

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MLitt Science Fiction

University of Dundee
Master
Sep 2020
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Full-time
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12 months
04 Sep 2020
English
Campus

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 ...

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