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MA in Creative Writing

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We are excited to announce the launch of the Open University’s two-year MA in Creative Writing, designed by a team of practising writers

The MA is planned to start in October 2016 and will be taught online, meaning that wherever you are you will have access to tutorials, workshops and forums. 

One of the most exciting aspects of the MA is its flexibility, offering four distinct strands – fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and scriptwriting. 

The structure of the course places an emphasis on the cross-fertilisation of genres, enabling students to work intensively within their chosen medium while experimenting in one other.  The MA is therefore perfect not only for writers who already know what genre they want to pursue and develop, but also for those looking to discover their true specialism. 

Students will be placed in supportive tutor-groups of fellow writers, and surrounded with the framework and expertise needed to develop their writing in ambitious and rewarding ways.

Our MA in Creative Writing is the ideal next step for writers with experience of Creative Writing at undergraduate level, or for those with a first degree in a relevant subject and appropriate prior writing experience.

To get some idea of the level at which you will be working for this MA, see our sample writing exercises. These are taken from each of the four genres covered: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and script.

See our prospectus for more information on the MA programme. This includes full details about MA Creative Writing part 1 (A802).