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Nottingham Trent University: Creative Writing

Institution Nottingham Trent University View institution profile
Department School of Arts and Humanities
Study type Taught


NTU’s MA in Creative Writing is one the longest-established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK and many of our graduates from this course have successfully published their work. This is testament to the quality of the course and the team of award-winning writers and academics who are committed to working with talented and committed post graduate writers. This course is renowned for its lively community of writers and teachers and you’ll get the chance to explore a selection of genres including fiction, poetry, children and young adults fiction.

Advice on getting published and lectures on the writing industry are incorporated into the structure of the course, and there are opportunities to meet publishers, editors and agents. We have strong, professional links to many well renowned industries including Nottingham Playhouse and Times Literary Supplement. This course is perfect for you if you wish to pursue your passion for the written word in a UNESCO City of Literature and enhance your writing and editing skills along the way. You'll also develop your communication skills, enrich your experience when travelling abroad and increase your career prospects. Graduates from this course have included many highly successful published authors across a wide range of genres, such as Kim Slater, Hilary Spiers, Stephan Collishaw, Maria Allen, Di Slaney, and Nicola Monaghan.

Applicants who hold a good honours degree ( minimum 2:2) will be considered for this course but applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement.


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Why Study at NTU? 
Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for our postgraduate students.

NTU are proud to have been named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards.

This represents another significant addition to our growing list of major accolades. This prestigious award comes after we received the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018.

Many of our courses are designed to meet industry …

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