About this program
Creative Writing MA
Surrey’s MA Creative Writing is about more than just words. It’s a pathway to finding your own unique literary voice.
Drawing on the experience of our published writers and academics, you’ll engage with intriguing literary theories and writing techniques, and discover how to find your niche and engage with the publishing world. As part of our School of Literature and Languages, you’ll share ideas within a diverse, creative community and be able to attend a calendar of events that will broaden your thinking and develop your writing skills – this includes the annual Surrey New Writers’ Festival and Surrey Poetry Festival.
Chat live with students from Surrey Uni
Do you want to know what it's like to study at University of Surrey? Visit the link below to student ambassadors and get answers to all of your burning questions about academic and student life.
Applicants should have a first or 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
As part of the application procedure, applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio of creative material (5,000 words prose or equivalent).
English language requirements
- IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 7.0 in Writing, 6.0 in each other component (or equivalent).
If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
Does this course require proof of English proficiency?
The TOEFL iBT® test is accepted by 11,500 universities and higher education institutions in over 160 countries. Book your test today!Learn more
Creative Writing MA (Full time/Part time)
- 21st-Century Literary Studies: Theories, Methodologies and Approaches
- Advanced Childrens Literature
- Creative Writing Workshop I
- Geographies of Nation and Empire: The Victorian Novel 1850 - 1890
- Issues in Literary Translation
- Open Writing i
- Realism and Its Critics
- Research and Writing Skills
- 21st Century Literature: Forms, Modes, Genres
- Creative Writing Workshop II
- Medieval Women’s Writing
- Open Writing II
- Textual Materialities
- Writing Gaming
- Creative Writing Portfolio
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
What you will study
Our MA Creative Writing encourages lateral thought and will sharpen your research and writing abilities.
You may join us as a relatively new writer, wanting to experiment with a range of forms and discover your voice and genre. Alternatively, you may arrive with a more advanced project you want to develop further.
Either way, the extensive experience of our published writers and academics, including our Distinguished Writer-in-Residence and Poet in Residence, will help you hone your technical ability, and deepen your understanding of the cultural, literary and theoretical history of text production. This course could be your stepping stone to a career in writing, communications, publishing, marketing, advertising, journalism or teaching, or a gateway to PhD study.
This course could be your stepping stone to a career in writing, communications, publishing, marketing, advertising, journalism or teaching, or a gateway to PhD study.
Message the school
About this institute
University of Surrey
Welcome to the University of Surrey, a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries. We’re based in the popular town of Guildford, just 35 minutes from central London by train. Our beautiful, green campus is home to...
Why study at University of Surrey
Expect more at Surrey, the University of the Year for Graduate Employment. Over 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study after graduating, putting us firmly in the UK top ten. This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.
As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – rated as the best in the UK for four years in a row – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.
Want to know more about Creative Writing MA? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.
Be the first to write a review!