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Writing - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

The Warwick Writing Programme is ‘the national centre of excellence’ according to the Times/ Sunday Times league table. Our MA in Writing attracts students from around the world. There are two pathways through the full-time Warwick MA in Writing:

  • Route A (TAUGHT): FIVE taught modules (compulsory Research for Writing plus FOUR other modules), in which a wide range of written work is produced.
  • Route B (LONG PROJECT): THREE taught modules (compulsory Research for Writing plus TWO other modules), plus a long written project in any genre which the Programme is able to supervise. Permission to follow the 'Long Project' route depends on an assessment of the student's prior experience of writing and of a proposal submitted before the course begins, as well as on the availability of a qualified supervisor or supervisors. Supervision of the Long Project begins in Term 2 and continues through Term 3.

There are no core modules for this programme. A short course 'Research for Writing' is compulsory but not for credit.

Optional Modules:
In this programme, you choose optional modules of sufficient credit to complete the degree. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep students’ learning up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Warwick Writing Programme modules are delivered through weekly writing workshops each lasting three hours. Students attend a compulsory short course in Research for Writing; these sessions are not for credit. Students can attend a series of weekly events - Warwick Thursdays - at which visiting speakers from publishing, writing and the creative industries give talks and answer questions; these sessions are non-compulsory and not for credit.

Students write extended pieces of creative writing in the genres they are studying. The creative works are accompanied by reflective essays on aims and processes.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates go on to become prize-winning novelists and poets, to publishing houses and arts organisations, to develop careers across the literary world and in education, business and espionage.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band C

Department of study

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.