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Professional Creative Writing (Part-Time)
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Professional Creative Writing (Part-Time)

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
 1241 Points
2 Years

Program Description

Learn about the professional writing opportunities you can have in the publishing, communication and media industries and how to turn your skills into a career with a Creative Writing master’s.

The MA in Professional Creative Writing studied either full-time or part-time enables you to develop your writing craft and hone your writing skills towards the real-world needs of the publishing, communication and media industries. The course covers traditional, contemporary and emerging forms of writing - from novel writing to the graphic novel and creative nonfiction; from playwriting to writing for television, screen and multimedia; from poetry to psychogeography and eco-writing; from crime writing to fantasy and horror.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level

Information about requirements:

  • Applicants to the Professional Creative Writing MA should normally possess a good honours degree (first class, 2.2 or equivalent) in a related discipline

More requirements:

  • Academic transcripts

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Candidates with professional or industry experience, and/or other relevant training and experience may be admitted with other qualifications.
  • Applicants without formal qualifications but professional writing experience may be admitted on the basis of interview and submission of supporting material.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted.

Other accepted English qualifications and information:

  • SELT
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.



The Novel and Creative Non-Fiction

Writing for Stage and Screen

Writing Genre Fiction

Emerging Writing Specialisms

Creative Dissertation

Working as a Professional Writer


You will have input from professional writers teaching on the course, who include the novelist Amanda Smyth, the playwright Alan Pollock and the YA fiction writer Lauren James, along with specialists in the publishing and media industries and the opportunity to meet and network with working writers and writing organisations. We have guest lectures and network events with Writing West Midlands.

You will be able to write across a range of contemporary and emerging forms and genres, and you will leave with a portfolio of assessed work in industry-ready format.

Placements are not normally available on the 1 year MA; however, the Employment Placement Tutor would be able to assist you to apply for related part-time and volunteering work.

Where our graduates work: Students on this course have secured jobs in the publication and media industries. One ex-student became a Head of English at  Access Creative College, others are teaching (including at university-level) and a number of our students have secured book publishing deals.


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