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Writing - MA (Full-Time, Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

The MA in Writing attracts students from around the world and offers two possible pathways:

Route A (Taught):

Five modules (Research for Writing plus four others from list below), in which a wide range of written work is produced.

Route B (Long Project):

Three modules (Research for Writing plus two others from list below), 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 your prior experience of writing and of a proposal submitted before the course begins, as well as on the availability of a qualified supervisor(s), who will supervise you during the Spring and Summer Terms.

*Applications require a writing sample of up to 5,000 words of prose or 10 pages of poetry. For details please see the course website.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

There are no core modules for this programme. A short course ‘Research for Writing’ is compulsory but not for credit. If you would like to view this in more detail, please visit this page.

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Warwick Fiction Workshop
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing about Human Rights and Injustice
  • Historical Fictions, Fictional Histories
  • The Practice of Literary Translation
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Brave New Worlds: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

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


Delivered through weekly writing workshops each lasting three hours. You 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.

Class Sizes:

Seminars consist of between 6-16 students dependent on the module.

Contact Hours:

You will receive 4 contact hours per week during term 1 and 2.


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

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • BBC
  • Universities

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Copywriter
  • Legal Translator and Interpreter

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code

P-Q3P7 (P-Q3P7P for part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Band C

IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above.

Department of Study

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


Four departmental bursaries available, worth £4,000 per student. These are open to all Home/EU and Overseas applicants, and will be awarded based on academic merit. To be eligible, you must hold an offer for one of our
MA courses.

Additional Course Costs

Students are expected to buy any set primary texts for each module they study.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.