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Course summary

Join our lively programme and focus on the craft of fiction, script writing, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars that engage in a close study of contemporary writing. Collaborate with other art forms through our campus theatre and concert hall, as well as the prestigious Winchester School of Art and the research taking place in the English department and beyond. Visiting writers and editors will deepen your understanding of the publishing world. The programme culminates in a creative writing dissertation developed in consultation with a published writer.


See our website for a full list of compulsary and optional modules:

Assessment method

20,000 word dissertation, assessed by essays, work in groups and teams to make presentations and independent research project:

Entry requirements

first or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English literature or a cognate discipline

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Creative Writing at University of Southampton - UCAS