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MA in Creative Writing

The Open University’s two-year MA in Creative Writing has been designed by a team of practising writers

The MA is taught online, meaning that wherever you are you will have access to teaching materials, workshops and forums.

One of the most exciting aspects of the MA is its flexibility, offering four distinct strands – fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and scriptwriting. 

The structure of the course places an emphasis on the cross-fertilisation of genres, enabling students to work intensively within their chosen medium while experimenting in one other.  The MA is therefore perfect not only for writers who already know what genre they want to pursue and develop, but also for those looking to discover their true specialism.

Students will be placed in supportive tutor-groups of fellow writers, and surrounded with the framework and expertise needed to develop their writing in ambitious and rewarding ways. This will involve extensive peer review discussion of fellow students’ work.

Our MA in Creative Writing is the ideal next step for writers with experience of Creative Writing at undergraduate level, or for those with a first degree in a relevant subject and appropriate prior writing experience.

See our prospectus for more information on the MA programme. This includes full details about MA Creative Writing part 1 (A802) and MA Creative Writing part 2 (A803).

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