|Study location||United Kingdom, Newcastle City Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants should have an honours degree or equivalent and should be able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for media and communication: this could be by reference to books read or experienced gained within the industry.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
- samples of creative work
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
Given the postgraduate nature of this course the tutors (all published writers themselves) will be looking for signs of the ability to write at a professional level.
MA graduates have achieved notable success. Dan Smith publishes novels for adults and younger readers, most recently Boy X. Celia Bryce is an acclaimed novelist whose book Anthem for Jackson Dawes was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2014.
Helen Laws is a highly successful TV scriptwriter who originated 32 Brinkburn Street for BBC TV and has written for Casualty, Eastenders, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Shameless and Doctors. She says the MA taught her the importance of story and gave her the confidence to keep trying.
There are also opportunities for you to advance your studies further with advice in writing PhD and funding applications available.