Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

NTU’s MA in Creative Writing is one the longest-established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK and many of our graduates from this course have successfully published their work. This is testament to the quality of the course and the team of award-winning writers and academics who are committed to working with talented and committed post graduate writers. This course is renowned for its lively community of writers and teachers and you’ll get the chance to explore a selection of genres including fiction, poetry, children and young adults fiction. Advice on getting published and lectures on the writing industry are incorporated into the structure of the course, and there are opportunities to meet publishers, editors and agents. We have strong, professional links to many well renowned industries including Nottingham Playhouse and Times Literary Supplement. This course is perfect for you if you wish to pursue your passion for the written word in a UNESCO City of Literature and enhance your writing and editing skills along the way. You'll also develop your communication skills, enrich your experience when travelling abroad and increase your career prospects. Graduates from this course have included many highly successful published authors across a wide range of genres, such as Kim Slater, Hilary Spiers, Stephan Collishaw, Maria Allen, Di Slaney, and Nicola Monaghan. Applicants who hold a good honours degree ( minimum 2:2) will be considered for this course but applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement.


Core: Writing: Research Methods, Theory and Practice and Dissertation. Optional: fiction; poetry; writing for radio, stage and screen; and children's and young adult fiction.

Assessment method

Students take the core module, 2 options and a dissertation (part time students do the 2nd option and dissertation in their 2nd year); there are 2 assignments in each option.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2.2); applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement. Submit a 3000-word creative writing sample, OR c. 100 lines of poetry, OR an equivalent mixture of poetry and prose/script. Evidence in personal statement of a commitment to writing.. Applicants whose first language is not English require 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8400 Year 1
England £4100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4100 Year 1
Scotland £4100 Year 1
Wales £4100 Year 1
International £8400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Please take a look at our website for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council awards may be available; some University bursaries are available and are based on academic quality and impact.

Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS