Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Literary non-fiction is changing in exciting ways, and this is your chance to be a part of it. Our best modern writers have been experimenting with new forms and subjects. Nature-writing, the personal essay, biography, food journalism, art criticism and memoir are all part of the intellectually stimulating emerging mix. If you want to develop your own non-fiction writing in any of these genres or one of your own, this MA programme is for you. You’ll study on one of the only dedicated non-fiction MA courses in the UK at the country’s leading university for the teaching of creative writing. This enables you to graduate with the best grounding possible for a successful and fulfilling literary career. About This Course This is one of very few courses in the UK that gives you the opportunity to concentrate exclusively on writing non-fiction. Our students come from extremely varied backgrounds, and in the past have included barristers, a zoologist, actors, doctors, teachers, a Master of Wine and an asparagus farmer! The age range is diverse, too: from people in their early twenties to those in their sixties and seventies. Students come from all parts of the globe, but all are united in their desire and commitment to writing non-fiction. The diversity of students and the range of their interests is one of the great strengths of the course, as is its collegiate atmosphere: you’ll learn as much constructively critiquing your peers’ writing as you will writing your own pieces. Some people come with a project in mind, others have no specific idea about what they want to write. Either approach is fine – the course gives you the opportunity to develop an existing project and to experiment with different subjects and voices. Your time at UEA offers you a unique opportunity to focus on your writing in a stimulating and supportive environment. We encourage you to take advantage of UEA’s and Norwich’s vibrant literary culture. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s leading agents and publishers. We publish an anthology of our students’ writing each year and distribute it to a key list of editors, agents and critics. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method

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Entry requirements

DEGREE CLASSIFICATION 2:1. DEGREE SUBJECT Literary or related subejct. ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Applicants must also submit a sample of biographical writing or creative non-fiction (a maximum of 3000 words).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7minimum 7.0 in Writing, 6.0 in other components

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9975 Whole course
England £9975 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9975 Whole course
Scotland £9975 Whole course
Wales £9975 Whole course
International £21200 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has a number of scholarships and bursaries available for Home, EU and Overseas students. Further details can be found on the School website.

Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS