We are consistently recognised as a world leader in creative writing and the unrivalled success of our alumni attracts students from across the world.
Based in Norwich, England's only UNESCO City of Literature, our exciting new master's programmes build on our renowned suite of courses, which began with the UK’s first Creative Writing programme in 1970 followed by the UK’s first PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 1987.
At UEA we maintain close links with our alumni, who regularly return to give lectures, seminars and masterclasses, including recent and upcoming visits from Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Andrew Miller, Margaret Atwood, James Lasdun, Steven Poliakoff and Tim Parks.
Crime/thriller fiction is the most popular literary genre in the world with UK sales rising by 80 per cent in the last decade. This part-time, low-residency course builds on our world leading expertise, presenting a unique opportunity for you to develop specialist knowledge and skills within the genre creating a ‘market ready' full-length manuscript, leading to greatly enhanced prospects of publication on graduation.
This two-year course offers you the possibility to create a work of publishable length under supervision, enabling you to take full advantage of the excellent links we maintain with literary agents and publishers.
Additionally, it serves as an entry-level qualification for a career in academia in the USA, giving graduates the opportunity immediately to pursue roles in teaching at undergraduate level.