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MA in Writing

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English Literature or related subject plus full CV and portfolio of written work

English Language: IELTS 7.5, Band C 

If you’re an ambitious practising writer (whether published or not), this award-winning MA run by professional writers will develop your writing skills by providing the space and stimulus to write within an imaginative, challenging and supportive community.

One of the largest and most comprehensive of its type in Europe, the programme will enable you to develop the appropriate skills to enter employment in areas heavily focused on the written word. Our Warwick Writing Programme provides you with excellent links to other writers, publishing houses, literary journals and agencies, and organisations such as the Arts Council, PEN and the Royal Literary Fund. We also have strong relationships with other creative writing schools, both in Britain and in the USA.

Many of our postgraduates enter the writing industry as professional writers, freelance journalists, editors, copywriters and publishers, and others progress into teaching, marketing and administration.

Application Fact File

All applications for taught Master’s degrees should be made online at

Places on these courses are limited so you should submit your application as early as possible. If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees (MA)
(2016/17 rates)

Home/EU: Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas (band 1): Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2): Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844


For information on funding opportunities please visit the Graduate School website.


English and Comparative Literary Studies

Postgraduate Secretary
Department of English and
Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
PGEnglish at warwick dot ac dot uk

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