MA — 2024 entry Creative Writing

Surrey’s MA Creative Writing is about more than just words. It’s a pathway to discovering your own voice and genre, experimenting with form and honing your technical abilities. You'll have the chance to collaborate with and be inspired by published authors and poets, to unlock your own career.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:1 minimum
Start date
September 2024
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • Drawing on the experience of our published writers and academics, you’ll discuss intriguing literary theories and writing techniques, discover how to find your niche and engage with the publishing world. 
  • You’ll share ideas within a diverse, creative community and be able to attend a calendar of events that will broaden your thinking and develop your writing skills – this includes the annual Surrey New Writers Festival and the Morag Morris Poetry Lecture.
  • As part of our commitment to further enriching our students’ skills in creative writing, we host a Writer-in-Residence and a Poet-in-Residence in the School. They run workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one surgeries for our students. 
  • This course is for both aspiring and experienced writers who want to  
    refine their technical skills and enhance their comprehension of the cultural, literary, and theoretical aspects of the written word. 
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Fantastic graduate prospects

91% of our School of Literature and Languages postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).

Top 10 in UK

Surrey is ranked 9th in the UK for overall satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2023) 

Top 20 for research outputs

Surrey is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for the quality of our research outputs

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