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Course summary

The MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Suffolk offers you the opportunity to focus on your passion for creative writing whilst engaging with the most up-to-date debates in critical theory. On the course, you will develop skills as a creative writer, reader and researcher, broadening your knowledge of the production and reception of literature under the supervision of qualified academics and award-winning authors. Studying the MA in Creative and Critical Writing is an inclusive, student-centred experience. The programme aims to nurture your development as a critical, reflective scholar and enhance your abilities as a creative thinker and communicator. Here you will learn how to nourish your ideas within an inspiring learning environment that supports you in the production of a substantial body of professional-standard work. The course is delivered as a flexible programme, accommodating full and part-time study routes. Work at your own pace as you explore a range of established and evolving literary genres, such as historical fiction, memoir, and children’s literature. The Masters is suitable for anyone seeking to develop skills as a writer and critical thinker. It is also designed to support individuals in a number of professional contexts such as teaching, publishing, editing and professional writing, as well as those seeking to enhance life skills or progress to doctoral-level study.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant, cognate discipline. Students who don’t have these formal qualifications but have significant relevant work and life experience will still be encouraged to apply. Applicants must provide a short (1,500 - 2,000 words) sample of recent, unpublished writing (creative or critical) with their application, plus a personal statement including their reasons for applying, their life experiences and the types of literature they aspire to write.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) is required in addition to GCSE English Language where English is not the students' first language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8496* Whole course
Northern Ireland £8496* Whole course
Scotland £8496* Whole course
Wales £8496* Whole course
Channel Islands £8496* Whole course
EU £12996* Whole course
International £12996* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £12996* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative and Critical Writing at University of Suffolk - UCAS