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Creative Writing

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
On campus
 1790 Points
1 Year
Apply date
Jul 2023
Start date
Sep 2023

Program Description

Our Creative Writing MA degree is designed to equip you with a broad range of advanced creative writing skills and academic accreditation for your creative work.

Teaching is delivered by some of the most talented and original wordsmiths working today. Between them they have published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film, and won umpteen awards. The team includes Bernardine Evaristo, 2019 winner of the world’s most prestigious prize for the novel, the Booker Prize, for her Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling novel, Girl, Woman, Other and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah. As well as the stand-alone ‘general’ programme, there is the more specialised Novel writing pathway.

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Build an advanced knowledge on the current theory and practice of writing in the community and develop an understanding of the role of the writer in arts initiatives and creative industries.

The Novel

Gain a deeper insight into the structure of a novel and develop the techniques to critically assess a variety of novel forms and genres at a professional industry level.


Learn how to employ language innovatively to create new poetry and create a sustained body of work that showcases a range of technical approaches.


Take your ideas from the page to the screen by building an advanced knowledge of the production and reception of different genres of screenwriting.

Course Content

You will study two compulsory pathway-specific modules and two optional modules, plus the dissertation. Your dissertation project involves the production of a substantial and original piece of extended writing.



Compulsory Modules

General Modules:
Elements of Fiction
Writers at Work

The Novel:
Elements of Fiction
Planning a Novel

Elements of Poetry
Towards a Poetry Collection

Elements of Screenwriting
Developing a Screenplay

Creative Writing Dissertation

Optional Modules

(choose two):
Reviewing & Criticism
Creative Careers
Feature Journalism
Exploring Human Development


A creative writing degree from Brunel will prepare you for a professional creative writing career. Our graduates are working in:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • advertising
  • television
  • radio
  • the internet

Many have gone on to have their novels and poetry collections published including:

  • Alarum by Wayne Holloway Smith
  • Sky Pirates by Liesel Shwartz
  • Dream on Amber by Emma Shevah
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  • Careless by Kirsty Capes

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