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73 Masters Programs in Creative Writing

Creative writing professionals find rewarding careers in numerous sectors, such as broadcasting, entertainment, the Web, media, academia, publishing and more. Offered at universities and academic institutions in countries around the world, Master of Creative Writing programs are ideal for returning students with work experience in a range of fields, as well as recent Bachelor's graduates seeking t… Read more

Creative writing professionals find rewarding careers in numerous sectors, such as broadcasting, entertainment, the Web, media, academia, publishing and more. Offered at universities and academic institutions in countries around the world, Master of Creative Writing programs are ideal for returning students with work experience in a range of fields, as well as recent Bachelor's graduates seeking to build additional qualifications. Master of Creative Writing students combine the study of master writers and their works with practical methodologies for creative thinking and idea generation to develop the key knowledge and skills in their field.

Most Master of Creative Writing programs will require students to complete a Masters thesis project at some point during their studies - typically nearing the end in the program. This thesis shows the future graduate's range of skills and mastery of the subject matter taught in the Master of Creative Writing courses, seminars and workshops. Master of Creative Writing programs take about two years to compete on a full time study schedule. It is important to get more information directly from the university or academic institution offering a Master of Creative Writing program that interests you by using the one minute Web form on the program information page linked below.

If your dream career involves exciting work in writing for any of the numerous sectors listed above, then continue reading here and learn more about Master in Creative Writing programs, today!

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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
 
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
19 Sep 2022
29 Aug 2022
Online
 
Queen's University Belfast
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. The programme is designed to help you develop your literary skill and technique, enable you to develop as an independent writer and a self-reflective lifelong learner and provide you with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production. You’ll be taught by experienced novelists, playwrights and screenwriters, attend workshops with visiting authors, publishers, editors and agents, and have a variety of opportunities to present your work. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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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
 
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
31 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
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
 
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
 
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
Aug 2022
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
Sep 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
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
26 Sep 2022
05 Sep 2022
Online