Creative Writing (MA)

Programme status: Fully Approved

Have you been writing creatively for a while and feel the need for some professional support? Do you wish to be read by like-minded people? Do you sense that you can write but struggle with the mechanics of form and structure? Do you harbour a desire to see how far your writing can get you? Do you dream of being a published author?

For 11 years, our MA Creative Writing has been enabling students to achieve some, if not all, of these goals. In 2014 alone, 5 of our graduates signed major publishing deals in the UK, USA and in territories around the world.

The course is taught through small, dynamic seminars and one-to-one tuition. We offer modules in fiction writing and options in playwriting, poetry, screenwriting and creative non-fiction.

All teaching is done by regularly published and produced award-winning writers, who will help you strengthen and professionalise your identity as a writer. Students have opportunities to interact with publishers and agents to broaden their understanding of the market and will be eligible to submit work for publication in the annual Birkbeck Creative Writing journal, The Mechanics Institute Review and the Writers' Hub website.

Find out more in our programme handbook (2014-2015).

You will taught by successful, published authors and practitioners, including:

Study for a BA or MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck

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