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41 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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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
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

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
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
Emerson College
Boston, USA

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in ... +

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education. MFA students at Emerson College engage with one another not only in the classroom but also in the greater cultural environment of Boston itself. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
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 2020
Campus
Teesside University
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

This is an exciting, supportive and non-residency online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice at the times that work for you, wherever you a ... +

This is an exciting, supportive and non-residency online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice at the times that work for you, wherever you are in the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online

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