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Published: 03 February 2016

Why study for a Masters degree in English literature or creative writing?

Dr Stephen Mooney, Programme Director for MA Creative Writing and MA English Literature, explains the benefits of studying for a Masters degree.

A Masters degree in English literature and creative writing allows you to explore your interests and develop essential skills to help you pursue a rewarding career.

Watch the video to hear Dr Stephen Mooney explain why he’s passionate about his work at Surrey and learn more about studying for a Masters degree in English literature or creative writing. 

Dr Mooney said: “During a Masters degree you’ll develop your practice significantly more than you could as an undergraduate. Assignments are more detailed and expectations much higher - it’s a good step in terms of career development, either as a writer or as an academic.

“At Surrey we place an emphasis on students learning and developing their own practice. My advice to MA students coming to Surrey is to run with your passions. We have a wealth of experience at Surrey. Tap into it.” 

English literature and creative writing degrees at Surrey

Surrey offers three postgraduate degrees in the field of English literature and creative writing.

Explore our English literature and creative writing degrees and learn more about the School of English and Languages.