Meet and talk to specialist academics and admissions staff about postgraduate study in the UK and Europe. Designed with serious, ambitious writers in mind, this innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme combines taught modules and a dissertation, offering you the opportunity to study fiction and poetry exclusively or together along with optional modules in translation and narrative non-fiction. The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests. Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.
Creative Writing (MA)
Creative Writing MA | Royal Holloway, University of London
I doubt Hanif Kureishi, when he spoke at the Bath literature festival on Sunday , anticipated his comments about creative writing courses being a "waste of time" would end up all over the press. But why is he teaching writing if that's how he feels? If I was one of his students, I'd be furious to hear myself described as "talentless" and to think that he scorns the course I'd invested my time and money in. I've never believed creative writing courses can teach you to write if you have no talent, but I knew this course would give me dedicated time to write, feedback from tutors and fellow students, and that most useful of all things — a deadline. I went on to publish my novel with Sceptre, and then wrote a further four. Four more students from my cohort gained publishing deals, including the best-selling author Sophie Hannah and Bafta-winning screenwriter Sam Bain. Returning to Manchester to lecture on that same course, I discovered a love for helping new writers find their focus and learn to play to their strengths.
MA Creative Writing
Based out of Chiswick, London, classes primarily take place in the morning. These classes will help you create better characters, develop page-turning plot, help to create engaging dialogue, and assist you with writing captivating description. Each workshop takes roughly three hours and accepts up to eight people per class, so be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible.
Have you got a story to tell? Or poems that you want to shape into a collection? This degree will help you develop your creative writing practice.