This course gives you the perfect opportunity to combine your love of studying literature with learning the skills you need to successfully write your own.
You’ll gain insight into society, culture and politics by developing an understanding of the power of language while receiving a thorough grounding in research methods and practices.
Full flexibility means you can choose to focus on the writers, or forms of writing, that most interest you while tailoring this course to your interests in either Creative Writing, English Literature, or both.
This course has received 100% overall satisfaction from our MA students in the national 2023/24 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), with 100% agreeing that they feel better prepared for their future careers.
Guided by published scholars and authors, the literature modules explore cutting-edge themes, including gender and sexuality, climate fiction and intertextuality. Creative writing modules allow students to focus their interests on both fiction and non-fiction prose forms, as well as sci-fi and fantasy
The course culminates in a creative writing portfolio, where you will produce an extended creative piece in a genre of your choice.